December 8th serves as Remembrance Day for John Lennon.
On December 16, 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono launched a large-scale multi-media campaign for Peace. Originally used in a tribute to John for the ImaginePeace.com website last December, this rare footage from the Lennon Film Archive remembers John as the world knew him – a passionate activist, musician and human being.


In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon’s hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview. This was in the midst of Lennon’s “bed-in” phase, during which John and Yoko were staying in hotel beds in an effort to promote peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon’s every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries traditional pen sketches by James Braithwaite with digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message.

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