The U.S. vs. John Lennon

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon (2006)In retrospect, it seems absurd that the United States government felt so threatened by the presence of John Lennon that they tried to have him deported.

But that's what happened, as chronicled in directors David Leaf and John Scheinfeld's The U.S. vs. John Lennon.

The film starts slowly, with a familiar look at the former Beatle's troubled childhood, his outspokenness as one of the Fabs ("We're more popular now than Jesus Christ," etc.), and his eventual hook up with Yoko Ono, paralleled by the growth of political protest in '60s America, particularly against the Vietnam War.

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  • katelyne

    wonderful documentary! would for sure tell anyone who is intrested in John and Yoko to watch this :)

  • roland gopel

    ..... inspiring .....

  • Mr. Majestik

    Just makes me sad sad sad...I want a world where John Kennedy, Bobbie Kennedy, John Lennon, & Phil Hartman, walked thought and still inspired to a much kinder world.

  • steven

    ...and Martin Luther King...

  • sickriver

    The only solution to the poulution
    is a peoples humane
    revoulution
    thats a great line from -Bobby seale

  • http://www.mylovefromrussia.com Elena

    Thanks!! Happy birthday John!

  • Roger

    Revolution is never achieved quickly, the candle was lit by John. No Goverment agency can smother the flame. Goverment abuses continue today but thanks to John and many others we see that the power truly lies with the people. Thamks John

  • debbye

    Thank you, John, for 47 years of my musical sound track!

    this vid certainly took me back thru the many years. and now … i still protest war!

    Imagine …

  • smartnup

    Wow great Doco. A must watch. The guys a genuis

  • Gary V

    A wonderful Human being. We could do with a lot more people like him in the world today.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ADPCNFVAYRN2TSSQPRJAPVDGWQ Darryl P

    People do not want freedom!!! Because freedom requires individual responsibility. And we all blame everyone else for our weaknesses. This country will give its freedom away for the false security and dependence of someone else or the government.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ADPCNFVAYRN2TSSQPRJAPVDGWQ Darryl P

    Ron Paul 2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gabriel-Bonilla/100002966305304 Gabriel Bonilla

    "imagine all the people"

  • LMMW

    Sorry John. Love you. Miss you. We need you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/heidi.neville Heidi Neville

    What a terrible tragedy: losing John Lennon. This documentary highlights a time and a place, and a man who had his heart and put his strength in the right place! I'm so glad he prevailed his ordeal, and so happy that the filmmakers at Lions Gate brought this story to the people, so that they remember, witness, and be inspired. You go, John! Your spirit surely lives on!!

  • petepassword

    '... the candle was lit by John.' Pardon? There was a strong peace movement for many years before Lennon became anything but a Liverpool working class lad with a mouth. As a multi-millionaire, and having met a politically active artist, he indulged in some stunts that grabbed headlines, but I don't see him starting anything. The US was and is paranoid of any criticism, that doesn't mean he represented a threat, just that they find it difficult to tell the difference between criticism and communism. Stop eulogising, he was a songwriter/singer/musician. Not Gandhi.

  • landon peterson

    and you are just somebody trying to sound like you know what you are talking about don't disrespect John Lennon he was and will always be an idol for many and a cornerstone of history so please go listen to your justin bieber cds.

  • Jeremy

    I will always believe in the walrus

  • Jake

    I recently listened to "Live Peace in Toronto 1969" for the first time and I was struck with a profound feeling of loss. The music was so personal, so engaging and so deep. I want to know who killed him. I want to know who killed MLK Jr. and who killed Malcolm X. I want to know who put the price on their heads.