American Masters: LENNONYC

American Masters: LENNONYC

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 9:00pm

Pictured: John Lennon

Credit: © David Spindel

This film examines the period of time John Lennon and his family spent living in New York City.

American Masters takes an intimate look at the time John Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s in LENNONYC airing Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV.

“New York became a part of who John and I were,” said Ms. Ono. “We couldn't have existed the same way anywhere else. We had a very special relationship with the city, which is why I continue to make this my home, and I think this film captures what that time was like for us very movingly.”

Following the breakup of the Beatles, Lennon and Ono moved to New York City in 1971, where Lennon sought to escape the mayhem of the Beatles era and focus on his family and private life.  At the same time, he created some of the most acclaimed songs and albums of his career, most of them written at his apartment at The Dakota on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, including Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Thru the Night, I’m Losing You, and Woman.  He also remained highly active in the anti-war movement as well as numerous other progressive political causes.