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

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Films, [2007]
Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Lions Gate Entertainment


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library DVD    MA LENN USV L11DVD    DUE 09-24-19
Description 1 videodisc (96 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
digital optical surround stereo Dolby Digital 5.1 Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation (aspect ratio 1.78:1) for 16x9 televisions; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, 2.0 Dolby Digital stereo.
Language In English, optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Performer Commentators, Chris Charlesworth, Elliot Mintz, Jon Wiener, Ron Kovic, Mario Cuomo, Yoko Ono Lennon, George McGovern, Noam Chomsky, Tariq Ali, Dan Richter, Bob Gruen, Bobby Seale, Angela Davis, David Fenton, Felix Dennis, Tom Smothers, Gore Vidal, Walter Cronkite, G. Gordon Liddy, John Dean, Robin Blackburn, Geraldo Rivera, John C. 'Jack' Ryan, M. Wesley Swearingen, John Sinclair, David Peel, Paul Krassner, Stew Albert, Carl Bernstein, Joe Treen, Leon Wildes; with archival footage of John Lennon, Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., Abby Hoffman, Donald Zec, Richard M. Nixon, Gloria Emerson, J. Edgar Hoover, Jerry Rubin, Strom Thurmond, Sol Marks, John Chancellor.
Credits Editor, Peter S. Lynch II ; director of photography, James Mathers ; research, Karen Lapidus, David Stryker, Robert Bader, Jan Bridge, Erek Barsczewski, Geoff Gans, Polly Pettit, Mathew Pleydell-Bouverie ; historical consultant, Jon Wiener.
Event Originally produced as an American documentary in 2006.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language, violent images, and drug references.
Summary Artist. Humanitarian. National threat. In 1971, after the breakup of the Beatles, John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved to New York, where they became increasingly visible figures on the antiwar left. Lennon and Ono's involvement in a benefit concert for an imprisoned activist in Ann Arbor, Mich. made national news, and drew Lennon and Ono into the orbit of prominent anti-war activists, and of presidential candidate George McGovern. Nixon responded by putting the pair under constant surveillance, aided by J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. Strom Thurmond suggesting that Lennon's career as an antiwar celebrity spokesman could be derailed by revoking his temporary visa and getting him deported to England. This documentary looks at that right-wing attempt to have John Lennon deported as an "undesirable alien," and his long battle with immigration authorities.
Contents 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 -- 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.
Special features: Bonus footage: Becoming John Lennon -- Power to the people -- Dissent vs. disloyalty -- Then and now -- Walter Cronkite meets The Beatles -- 'Two virgins' album cover -- "Sometime in New York" -- "Imagine" -- One to One benefit concert -- Yoko Ono Lennon's letter to the parole board (54 min.) ; theatrical trailer (2 min.)
Subject Lennon, John, 1940-1980.
Lennon, John, 1940-1980 -- Political activity.
United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Pacifists -- Biography.
Mass media and peace.
Fame -- Social aspects.
Rock musicians.
Rock musicians -- Political activity.
Political activists -- Interviews.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Protest movements.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
United States -- History -- 1969-
Tribunales -- Estados Unidos.
Medios de comunicación masiva -- Estados Unidos.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Leaf, David, 1952- film producer, film director, screenwriter.
Scheinfeld, John, film producer, film director, screenwriter.
Lynch, Peter S., II, editor of moving image work.
Mathers, James, 1955- director of photography.
Wiener, Jon, consultant.
VH1 (Firm), presenter.
Lions Gate Films, presenter.
Authorized Pictures, production company.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title US vs John Lennon
United States vs. John Lennon
United States versus John Lennon
Standard No. 031398209119 80
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Music No. 20911 Lionsgate
20913 Lionsgate

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