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AFP: John Lennon documentary a hit at Venice festival

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 31, 2006 at 7:06AM

A new documentary about John Lennon has proved the hit of the Venice Film Festival so far, the singer-songwriter's rage against American involvement in Vietnam resonating with relevance to today's Iraq conflict. Lennon's genius as an artist/activist shines through in "The US Vs John Lennon," by documentary makers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld, which was warmly applauded at its first screening in Venice. Denis Barnett reports.
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A new documentary about John Lennon has proved the hit of the Venice Film Festival so far, the singer-songwriter's rage against American involvement in Vietnam resonating with relevance to today's Iraq conflict. Lennon's genius as an artist/activist shines through in "The US Vs John Lennon," by documentary makers David Leaf and John Scheinfeld, which was warmly applauded at its first screening in Venice. Denis Barnett reports.