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by John Lennon

Movies & TV

The U.S. vs. John Lennon, directed by David Leaf (2006)

A film that chronicles the never-ending troubles Lennon faced at the hands of the Nixon administration and men like J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI. He was threatened with deportation repeatedly and given endless grief by the federal government. He was considered a viable threat to national security for his leftist leanings and his ability to influence huge numbers of people against policies like the Vietnam War. "Anybody who sings about love, and harmony, and life, is dangerous to somebody who sings about death," says author Gore Vidal. "Lennon... was a born enemy of the U.S. He was everything they hated."

John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band, Live in Toronto in 1969 (2009)

A live video recording of the band's first public appearance.

John&Yoko: Give Peace a Song

Footage from their most famous bed-in, a seven-day stay at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada in May 1969.

The Beatles Anthology (1995)

A collection of documentaries spanning the entire career of the band.

Across the Universe (2007)

This film which came out recently is a psychedelic, artistic tribute to The Beatles. It is a musical journey which follows a young couple, Jude and Lucy (both song title characters) through a crazy trip of love and discovery. The band's songs are covered throughout the movie by various famous artists. "I Am the Walrus" is covered by Bono of U2.

Imagine, directed by Andrew Solt (1988)

Edited from hundreds of hours of footage, a compelling and touching look one man who shaped the later half of the 20th century and changed music forever.

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