LENNONYC is the story of one of the most famous and influential artists of the twentieth Century, and how he found redemption not in the public adoration he craved as a youth, but in the quiet and simple pleasures of fatherhood. And, though he wasn't a typical immigrant, his story is certainly an immigrant's tale. Lennon came to New York City in 1971, seeking what every other immigrant who has washed up on its shores has sought: freedom - the freedom to be himself and not "Beatle John," the freedom to love without the overwhelming public scorn he and Yoko Ono had suffered in London, and, simply, the freedom to live a normal life.
LENNONYC tells this remarkable story with never before-released in-studio recording, concert film only recently transferred to high definition, and a trove of Lennon/Ono compositions-some in versions previously unheard. It also contains interviews with those closest to Lennon during this period in his life-friend and photographer, Bob Gruen; Musical collaborator and drummer, Jim Keltner; rock superstar, Elton John; and Jack Douglas, the producer of Double Fantasy. LENNONYC also contains one of the most powerful and emotionally direct interviews Yoko Ono Has ever given.
This deluxe Blu-ray edition features a striking 1080p high-definition transfer of the film as well as over 20 minutes of additional interviews with Lennon's close friends and collaborators, giving us deeper insight into the artist whose life and work is as powerful and relevant today as it has ever been.