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John & Yoko: Above Us Only Sky (2018)

Film telling the untold story of John Lennon's 1971 album Imagine, exploring the creative collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono and featuring interviews and never-seen-before footage.

Director:

Michael Epstein

Writer:

Joss Crowley (story editor)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Lennon ... Self (archive footage)
Diana Robertson ... Self
Ray Connolly ... Self
Julian Lennon ... Self
Dan Richter Dan Richter ... Self
Eddie Veale Eddie Veale ... Self
Phil Spector ... Self (archive footage)
Jim Keltner ... Self
Kieron Murphy ... Self
Nicky Hopkins Nicky Hopkins ... Self (archive footage)
George Harrison ... Self (archive footage)
Alan White ... Self
Klaus Voormann ... Self
Dick Cavett ... Self (archive footage)
John Dunbar ... Self
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Storyline

The documentary tells the untold story of John Lennon's iconic Imagine album. It's also a story about Yoko meeting John and East meeting West. Two artistic minds connecting and inspiring each other both personally and professionally, ultimately co-authoring a radical worldview. Director Michael Epstein gained access to the extensive Lennon video, audio and photo archive, including much previously unseen material, and the film features never before seen or heard footage such as the first demo of Imagine (discovered by their audio archivist in an unmarked eight-track box) as well as unheard audio interviews with John and film footage of the couple working together in the studio. The film also features new interviews with those closest to the couple during the period of creating the Imagine album.

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The fan turning up on Lennon's doorstep at Tittenhurst Park to get answers about the songs that seem to speak directly to him in his dazed and bewildered state was Cesare Curtis Claudio.

"I'm just a guy who writes songs. I'm just a guy, man" Lennon patiently explains before Yoko to invite the young man in for something to eat. See more »

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Edited from Imagine (1972) See more »

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John by Yoko
24 July 2020 | by bastosSee all my reviews

Your enjoyment on documentaries about artists often depend on how much you like the artists. If you're a huge fan of John Lennon you're gonna love the insight this doc brings into the making of Imagine, if you don't like either John or Yoko you'll find more reasons to hate them. I'm a bit indifferent and thought it was quite informative and enjoyed it for the insight into the mind of one of music's biggest influences.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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