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There are two main ingredients that make "Good Ol' Freda," a documentary about The Beatles secretary Freda Kelly, stand out from countless other takes on the rise of the world's most iconic band: First of all, having worked for the group during its initial decade of existence but remained largely in the shadows, Kelly held a unique ringside seat to their rise without directly being a part of it. Additionally, perhaps because of her ongoing fidelity to the band, Kelly has remained secretive about her experiences prior to this project, directed by Ryan White and mostly told from Kelly's point of view. It's less exposé than curiosity, adding little new information to The Beatles' expansive mythology, but rather one more perspective on their initial days of fame that does the legacy proud. Despite her newfound willingness to open up, Kelly stays mum about many of the details that might make »


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