US vs John Lennon

Season 1 Ep 39/9/2006

This movie is about what happens when one of the most popular and beloved artists of his time bravely and brazenly takes on the most powerful nation in the world, pays the price for his fearlessness yet ultimately triumphs. This is the story how a rock `n' roller goes from angry young man to artist to pacifist to activist to iconic inspiration for peace. This movie is about what happens when a government is threatened by outspoken opposition...when freedom of speech is exercised against the policies of that administration. This is the story of the U.S. government's secret war against John Lennon. The U.S. vs. John Lennon is also the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, whose epic marriage and honeymoon launched their battle to end the war, putting Lennon, the founder and leader of the Beatles, the man who had led a musical revolution in the 1960s, at the forefront of the campaign for peace in the 1970s. With exclusive and extraordinary access to the Lennon archives (which is filled with rarely and never-before seen and heard audio/visual material) and active participation and cooperation of Yoko Ono herself, we will reveal the dramatic and unbelievable truths behind the Nixon administration's determination to silence Lennon.