New Film Based on John Lennon Interviews to Premiere at SXSW Festival
ABC News Radio
10 March 2014
A new theatrical film based on two famous interviews that John Lennon gave a decade apart is set to get its world premiere this week at the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas. Rubber Soul examines Lennon’s dynamic personality and changing beliefs by contrasting recreated conversations that the late Beatles legend and his wife, Yoko Ono, had with Rolling Stone magazine in December 1970 and with Playboy in September 1980.
The movie was written and directed by Jon Lefkowitz, who used transcripts and available audio of the interviews to create the script. Lennon and Ono’s Rolling Stone interview was conducted by the magazine’s editor and founder Jan Wenner just before the couple’s Plastic Ono Band solo albums were released. The Playboy interview took place while John and Yoko were recording 1980′s Double Fantasy, just a few months before Lennon was shot to death by a deranged fan.
Rubber Soul‘s debut screening will take place this Tuesday, March 11, at 9:30 p.m. CT at Austin’s Stateside Theatre. Additional screenings are scheduled for Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. at Rollins Theatre at The Long Center and Thursday at 11 a.m. at the SXSatellite: Alamo Village cinema.
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