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Saturday, September 02, 2006

870. The U.S. vs John Lennon

An increasingly unpopular war and a restive public...

A presidential administration engaged in secret surveillance and wiretapping...

A world-famous musician who speaks out in protest...and comes under fire

Before Iraq, before the Bush Administration, before the Dixie Chicks, Bruce Springsteen, and Pearl Jam … there was John Lennon, the celebrated musical artist who used his fame and his fortune to protest the Vietnam War and advocate for world peace. In the new Lionsgate documentary, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, filmmakers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld trace Lennon’s metamorphosis from lovable “Moptop” to anti-war activist to inspirational icon as they reveal the true story of how and why the U.S. government tried to silence him.

The U.S. vs. John Lennon, which opens in limited release in LA and NYC on Friday, Sept. 15, and goes into wider release on Friday, Sept. 29, features Walter Cronkite, Gore Vidal, Mario Cuomo, George McGovern, Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, G. Gordon Liddy, and Yoko Ono--and archival footage of Richard Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, and John Lennon.




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