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The U.S. vs John Lennon [videorecording] / VH1 rockDocs ; Authorized Pictures ; Lionsgate and VH1 present a film by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld ; written and directed by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld ; produced by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld.

Leaf, David (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Scheinfeld, John (Producer, Director, Screenwriter). Ono, Yōko (Interviewee). VH1 (Firm) (Added Author). Authorized Pictures. (Added Author). Lionsgate (Firm) (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [Santa Monica, Calif.] : Lionsgate, [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Faculty reserve.
Material for LMAS-213 (Katz).
Widescreen presentation.
Special features: "Becoming John Lennon" documentary footage; "Dissent vs. disloyalty" documentary footage; "The 'Two virgins' album cover" documentary footage; Yoko Ono Lennon's "Letter to the parole board" documentary footage ; "Power to the people" documentary footage; "Then and now" featurette; Walter Cronkite meets The Beatles; "Sometime in New York" documentary footage; "Imagine" documentary footage; One to One benefit concert; theatrical trailer, DVD-ROM link.
Formatted Contents Note:
Setting the stage -- Growing up -- Unpopular war -- Total communication -- Honeymooners -- Bed peace -- Give peace a chance -- Impacting the White House -- War is over, if you want it -- A dreamer -- John and Yoko in NYC -- Tools against the government -- Song for John Sinclair -- Monitoring the opposition -- Aggressive steps -- Harassing the Lennons -- Nutopia -- Challenging case -- Facing forward -- Improper interference -- Great news -- Beautiful boy -- Sudden tragedy -- Worldwide message.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Editor, Peter S. Lynch II ; director of photography, James Mathers ; music, John Lennon, Yoko Ono.
Participant or Performer Note:
Appearances by John Lennon, Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Mario Cuomo, John Dean, Ron Kovic, Yoko Ono Lennon, G. Gordon Liddy, George McGovern, Bobby Seale, Gore Vidal ... [et al.].
Summary, etc.:
The story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to an outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, violent images and drug references.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1, Dolby Digital.
Language Note:
English dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject: Lennon, John, 1940-1980 > Political activity.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation
Rock musicians > Biography
Pacifists > Biography
Mass media and peace
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 > Peace
United States > Social conditions > 1960-1980

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