The U.S. vs. John Lennon DVD
Documentary film about John Lennon's role as an antiwar activist
The U.S. vs. John Lennon offers an in-depth documentary look into Lennon's transformation from a rock-star Beatle to an antiwar activist. This provocative film by David Leaf looks at Lennon's growing interest in antiwar activities and the peace movement between 1966 and 1976, and focuses on the United States government's investigations into Lennon's political activity and the ongoing efforts at that time to have him deported. This historical documentary into the Beatle's life was made in collaboration with Lennon's wife, Yoko Ono, and features interviews with Carl Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, Mario Cuomo, Angela Davis and others. A political as well as biographical documentary, The U.S. vs. John Lennon features vintage footage of Lennon and Ono's efforts in this critical period in America's anti-war and peace movement. 99 minutes.