Nov 24 - Nov 26, 2006
Directed by David Leaf & John Scheinfeld
Rated PG-13, 99 min.
Underwritten by Spotted Frog Caf?, Bookstore and Wine Bar & University of Utah Continuing Education
Filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld offer a compelling look at the efforts of the United States government to silence one of rock & roll's most outspoken war critics in this documentary detailing the Vietnam-era struggle between the Nixon administration and iconic peace activist John Lennon. The Vietnam War was raging and the nightly news was filled with stories of failed offensives and massacred U.S. troops. As anti-war protests gained momentum, it was the hopeful voice of former Beatle Lennon that served to perfectly encapsulate the frustrations felt by many citizens. Through interviews with those who knew him best and revealing glimpses into an era where all hope seemed lost, the filmmakers uncover the truth behind the highly classified efforts to deport this outspoken entertainer.
John Lennon?s spirit, like his music, shines through this movie like a beacon. - Rolling Stone
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