Do you STILL love the Beatles? Then you will love this interview with John Lennon (that you haven’t heard before).
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 about 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 the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon’s boundless wit, and timeless message.
Yoko Ono is about to unveil the Imagine Peace Tower in Videy Island, Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9th 2007, John Lennonâ€™s birthday. The tower will exist in the form of light shooting into the sky and symbolizes love, peace, and harmony.
Despite what some may criticize as a new age, hippie, pipe dreamâ€”I think itâ€™s pretty nice.
The IMAGINE PEACE TOWER is an artwork conceived by Yoko Ono in memory of John Lennon.
It is dedicated to peace and bears the inscription IMAGINE PEACE in 24 languages.
Its construction and installation is a collaboration between Yoko Ono, the City of Reykjavik, Reykjavik Art Museum and Reykjavik Energy.
The work is in the form of a wishing well from which a very strong and tall tower of light emerges. The strength, intensity and brilliance of the light tower continually changes as the particles in the air fluctuate with the prevailing weather and atmospheric conditions unique to Iceland.
Every year it will light up between October 9th (Lennonâ€™s birthday) and December 8th (the day of his death).
In addition the IMAGINE PEACE TOWER will be lit on New Yearâ€™s Eve, during the first week of spring and on some rare special occasions agreed between the City and Yoko Ono.
A few years ago a jukebox owned by John Lennon was discovered. On it were 40 of the famous musician’s favorite tunes. This is a documentary about the songs on that Jukebox and the influence they had on the Beatles.