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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.

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Michael Epstein

Writer:

Joss Crowley (story editor)
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Cast

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

UK

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English

Release Date:

10 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Just wonderful....
23 May 2019 | by lorranwSee all my reviews

I was amazed at the unseen footage. It was well edited and thoughtfully done, with interviews of people telling nuggets of details about the album. He was an incredible human being - and his message is needed even more now with the problems we're facing across the globe.


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