On Saturday, October 9, a free screening of American Masters: LENNONYC was held at Central Park Summer Stage in honor of John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The film explores Lennon’s life in New York City during the 1970s as a father, husband, activist, and artist, and features rare concert film outtakes and home movies.
A large and enthusiastic crowd filled the space, many of whom lined up hours in advance. Guest speakers at the event included singer Lou Reed, who introduced a video address from Yoko Ono, and radio personality Dennis Elsas, who had the opportunity to interview Lennon in the late 70s. LENNONYC producer Susan Lacy and director Michael Epstein also addressed the crowd.
American Masters: LENNONYC premieres on THIRTEEN on Monday, November 22 at 9 p.m.