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Imagine: John Lennon

Imagine: John Lennon

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On December 8, 1980 John Lennon was murdered outside the Dakota in New York City. In honor of the 40th anniversary of this tragic event our Rialto Recommends selection tonight is Andrew Solt's 1988 documentary IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON. The life of British singer-songwriter and former Beatle John Lennon is the focus of this intimate 1988 documentary, pieced together from archival footage of the Beatles and 240 hours of home movies shot by Lennon and his widow, Yoko Ono. Featuring interviews with David Bowie, producer George Martin, and son Julian Lennon, it recounts the ups and downs of the performer's life and career, concentrating most on his post-Beatles period, and reveals the private man behind the public persona. Roger Ebert said "The result is the portrait of a man who was complex, sometimes confused, not always very happy, but a great artist all the same." IMAGINE: JOHN LENNON is available to rent for a modest fee from Apple, Amazon, GooglePlay, YouTube, Vudu, DirectTV and others.

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John Lennon
Yoko Ono
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Andrew Solt
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