IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON, 1988, Warner Bros., 100 min. Director Andrew Solt sifted through hundreds of hours of footage to shape this evocative and definitive portrait of John Lennon. Narrated by Lennon himself, using the wealth of interviews he gave during his life, the film somehow crams in the 10 Beatles years, 10 solo years and 20 formative years that preceded their fame.
THE U.S. VS JOHN LENNON, 2006, Lionsgate, 99 min. Dirs. David Leaf & John Scheinfeld. That John Lennon was feared by the president of the United States speaks volumes. This powerful documentary explores the illegal abuse of power by Richard Nixon’s White House to sic the FBI on Lennon and reveals Lennon's courage in the face of all that Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover did to try to muzzle him.
Added by AmericanCinematheque on September 29, 2010