‘Cunard Yanks’ Beer Brewed to Mark Release of Film

Four of the original ‘Cunard Yanks’ sample the new ‘Premiere’ Beer brewed by the Wapping Brewery. (l to r) Ritchie Barton, John Gilmour, John Hibbert and Bill Harrison.

pumpclipYANKS.jpgThe Cunard Yanks film premiere is this Thursday June 21st at the Philharmonic Hall. Tickets are selling fast, don’t miss it.

We were at The Fly in the Loaf pub in Hardman St. this lunchtime to picture the four former seamen who appear in the film. They were trying out a new beer which the pub has commissioned specially from local brewers Wapping which will be available after the film showing on Thursday night.

‘Cunard Yanks’ from Dave Cotterill and Mike Morris of Souled Out Films tells the story of Liverpool’s Cunard Line seamen, whose regular journeys across the Atlantic during the 1950s made an indelible mark on popular culture in the UK

The one-hour documentary, which has received support from the Liverpool Culture Company, gets its first showing on the silver screen on Thursday, June 21 at the Philharmonic Hall.

Producer/Director Mike Morris, of Souled Out Films, said: “’We were inspired to create this documentary to reveal the hidden history of how these early working-class pioneers of music, fashion and culture, were instrumental in creating the Liverpool that is today renowned the world over.’

“The film has been financed on a purely independent basis, and we’re hoping to attract a distributor so that the story of the Cunard Yanks can be seen by an even wider audience.