It sounds like the premise of a Black Mirror episode: A guy named Jack (Himesh Patel) wakes up one morning and realizes that, somehow, he’s the only person on Earth who can remember who the Beatles were, or any of their hit songs. He then does what a lot of us would do in that situation, namely tell people he wrote such immortal classics of the pop canon as “Yesterday” and “Hey Jude,” and bask in the ensuing glory and fame. (Whether he also takes credit for “Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da” remains unknown at this time.) However, Yesterday is not a Black Mirror episode. It is a major motion picture directed by Danny Boyle, and we’re not really sure what to expect from it, either.
We’re giving away 40 pairs of passes to see Yesterday this coming Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 PM at the AMC River East (that’s 322 E. Illinois St.); to slake your curiosity about the movie, just follow this link and enter some basic information. Just remember to arrive early, as advance screenings are intentionally overbooked to ensure capacity—unless a meteor or a solar flare or something makes everyone but you forget about the existence of Yesterday, in which case take your time.