When The Beatles split up in 1970, John Lennon found himself carrying the weight of public adoration and expectation, as the break-up of the world’s most influential band left a hole at the centre of popular culture that he was expected to fill. Leaving his native Britain in 1971, he travelled – as so many had before him – to the city of New York for the chance of a new life. As with so many immigrants to the Big Apple, Lennon sought freedom: freedom to be himself, to leave the Beatles behind and to live his life as a husband, father and artist.
This feature-length documentary, produced with complete support from Yoko Ono, tells the definitive story of Lennon’s solo career and the artistic choices he made in his new adopted city. Featuring access to never-before-seen material from the Lennon archives, rare recordings of some of his greatest solo hits and interviews with the likes of Yoko Ono, Elton John and Ringo Starr, this is the ultimate portrait of John Lennon in his post-Beatle years.
• This intimate, feature-length film includes interviews and footage of Lennon that has never before been publicly seen.
• Contains newly recorded interviews with Yoko Ono, Elton John, David Geffen and many others.
• Features rare recordings of classic solo material including Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Thru The Night
and the timeless classic Imagine