Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Looking For Lennon is a treasure cove for Beatles and John Lennon fans. Focusing on the early years of John Lennon this documentary, the film is packed with interviews from childhood friends, former band mates and teachers who both supported and influenced Lennon on his journey to legend status. Director Roger Appleton knows this scene well having directed get Back previously. It was a bold choice to include almost no music by The Beatles but that choice ultimately helps the film focus on the time period it’s covering and not assign faux meaning to the events that helped shaped Lennon. Probably saved on licensing fees also. So overall an interesting look at the early life of a true one off.
Best Bit: Archive images
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
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Tickets for for Looking for Lennon’s final screening at FACT Picture house is on Thursday 21st June at 18:30. Tickets can be purchased here. Available on VOD from Friday 22nd June.