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Film that claims new details of John Lennon's death to hit film festival circuit

The events on the night John Lennon was killed, seen through the eyes of those who lived it. The great men and women of NYC who did all they could to save a life, some without even knowing it was John Lennon himself. Based on a true story.
Film that claims new details of John Lennon's death to hit film festival circuit
Steve Marinucci
Beatles Examiner
March 28, 2016

The video trailer for "The Lennon Report."

“The Lennon Report,” a film about the events on the night John Lennon was killed, will be featured in three U.S. film festivals that begin in April, a film spokesman told Beatles Examiner. The movie will be featured in two showings at the upcoming Beverly Hills Film Festival on April 6 and April 9. It will then move to the East Coast for the Boston International Film Festival, then go back to the West Coast the following week for the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.

The poster for "The Lennon Report."
Courtesy Francisco Productions

The film, directed by Jeremy Profe and starring Richard Kind, Evan Jonigkeit, Stef Dawson, David Zays and Devin Ratray, looks at the situation faced by medical personnel who had to attend to the mortally wounded John Lennon the night he was shot, including the fact some didn't know it was Lennon who was their patient. It also looks at how the hospital had tried to keep the story quiet.

The spokesman said that when the film's director and producers were doing research for the movie, they discovered what they said were serious inconsistencies in the reporting of the story, including who the actual doctor was that performed surgery on Lennon. They say two different doctors had claimed to have performed surgery on him, though they say neither did. The research resulted in major changes to the script and they say the film includes the conflicting stories of doctors and nurses on duty that night. Some of those medical personnel have been doing interviews for the film and were featured in a report by Fox News media reporter Howard Kurtz that also included a response by Yoko Ono.

The Beverly Hills Film Festival screenings will be at 5:45 p.m. April 6 and 9 p.m. April 9 at TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles. The Boston showing will be at 3 p.m. April 16 in the Bright Family Room of the Paramount Center at 559 Washington Street. The Newport Festival runs from April 21 to April 28.

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