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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (4 stars)

The U.S. vs. John Lennon imageDavid Leaf‘s provocative documentary examines John Lennon‘s growing involvement in antiwar efforts from 1966 to 1976 and the U.S. government’s attempts to silence him. The film picks up Lennon’s story as he begins to shed his Beatles identity and adopt the role of a peace activist. Lennon’s wife, Yoko Ono, collaborated on the film, which features interviews with Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Gov. Mario Cuomo, Angela Davis and others.”

Geoff’s Comments: It’s no secret that I’m a fan of John Lennon, but this is the first time I’ve seen such a detailed and in depth examination of his political leanings and transitions. I found it very interesting to see and hear the reflections of the likes of G. Gordon Liddy and others about their position and perspectives about his actions and political activism. It’s also amazing to think that the extreme measure of deportation was considered necessary. Fan or not, this is a great examination of politics and paranoia.

[ rent The U.S. vs. John Lennon via netflix.com]

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Written by gsm

05/02/2007 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

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