LennoNYC (2011) [feature]

USA (MIFF 2011 , Backbeat)
Director: Michael Epstein

"New York became a part of who John and I were. We couldn't have existed the same way anywhere else." - Yoko Ono

Just when you thought nothing new could be said or seen of John Lennon, Michael Epstein comes along with a fresh, eye-opening look at the final decade of Lennon's life following his move with Yoko Ono to New York City in 1971.

Made with the full cooperation of Ono, LennoNYC draws from new interviews, candid reminiscences from Lennon himself and never-before-heard studio recordings of the Double Happiness sessions, and also includes elusive home movies and out-takes of Lennon in concert.

Presented chronologically, Epstein's documentary is an unpretentious, story-driven rendering of Lennon's final years, with the intersection between the artist and the Big Apple at its core.

D/S Michael Epstein P Michael Epstein, Susan Lacy, Jessica Levin Dist Transmission Films TD HD Cam/2011

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