Wed. 9/13: The U.S. vs. John Lennon

The new documentary, “THE U.S. VS. JOHN LENNON,” which opens in L.A. Friday, tells the story of Lennon’s transformation from loveable moptop to anti-war activist, and recounts the facts about Nixon’s campaign to deport him in 1972. With Walter Cronkite, Gore Vidal, George McGovern, Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, and G. Gordon Liddy –and archival footage of Richard Nixon and J. Edgar Hoover. (I’m in it for about 5 seconds.) The film begins at the 1971 “Free John Sinclair” concert. We’ll speak with John Sinclair about Lennon’s place in the politics of the sixties. (originally broadcast 3-16-05)
View the trailer for “The U.S. vs. John Lennon”.
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The Impeachment of George W. Bush: A Practical Guide for Concerned CitizensPlus: ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN calls for THE IMPEACHMENT OF GEORGE W. BUSH. She’s a former member of Congress who was a vital member of the House Judiciary Committee during the Nixon impeachment hearings.
Elizabeth Holtzman will be in conversation with John Dean, talking about “Crimes of the Oval Office: Bush and the Potential for Impeachment Wed. Sept. 13, 8pm, UCLA Royce Hall. Tickets: $15 & $10 (students). Available at or 213-365-3500. More info: or

Also: “THIS FILM IS NOT YET RATED”: Kirby Dick’s documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board is “merry and bright and loads of fun” – that’s what ELLA TAYLOR says – she wrote about the film for the LA Weekly.
View the Trailer for “This Film is Not Yet Rated.”

More stuff to read:John Lennon: Still a Security Threat,” my new piece in the Sunday L.A. Times.