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The U.S. vs. John Lennon

6 Ratings: 3.3
Music Video & Concerts movie directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld

In retrospect, it seems absurd that the United States government felt so threatened by the presence of John Lennon that they tried to have him deported. But that's what happened, as chronicled in directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld'sThe … see full wiki

Genre: Music, Musical
5 reviews about The U.S. vs. John Lennon
Quick Tip by . April 27, 2010
An instant classic rock doc that shows how scared conservatives are of leftist artists in the media. Nixon versus Lennon... Guess who won?
review by . April 16, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
Pros: interesting interviews, startling information     Cons: a bit long     The Bottom Line:   "Imagine there's no countries  It isn't hard to do  Nothing to kill or die for  And no religion too  Imagine all the people  Living life in peace..."  ~Lennon     When I started watching U.S. vs. John Lennon I was taken back to some trying and difficult times. I’ll admit …
review by . April 18, 2007
posted in Movie Hype
'The U.S. vs. John Lennon' is made in two parts: There are the newsreels and the interviews. Then, there are the references to his life and to his involvement in the protest movement. David Leaf's documentary wisely pieces together Lennon's life that made him a rebel and an activist--particularly for peace. Featuring interviews that are intersliced between the archives, everyone from fellow activists (Jerry Reuben, Ron Kovic) [author of 'Born on the Fourth of July'], Black Panthers (Angela Davis), …
review by . March 18, 2007
This movie is about the political activities of John Lennon during the late 1960s and 1970s in which he supported the peace movement. This included public speeches, demonstrations, and formation of friendships with activists such as Rubin, Seale, Hoffman, and others under the watch of the US Federal Government. As a result, the Lennon came under the close scrutiny of the Nixon administration. The latter tried to deport him but he fought and fought, and eventually won his case, ironically on the …
review by . October 25, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
The movie was produced by one of my favorite and most trusted of independent film companies: Lionsgate Entertainment. They tend to put out high quality movies that i don't have to think twice about seeing.    After about 2 minutes into it I knew something was quite different about this documentary. Either Leaf and Scheinfeld are amazingly crafty or Lionsgate hired some premium Avid Xpress editors, because they managed to make the stills from the 60s and 70s come alive. They moved …
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