The Killing of John Lennon


35mm / Widescreen / Colour / B&W / 112 min

A chilling insight into the 25 year old narcissist who gunned down John Lennon in 1980, The Killing of John Lennon is a gritty and imagistic examination of a celebrity stalker's mind leading up to the kill - and his descent into madness and exorcism.

Filmed in Hawaii, Decatur Georgia and New York on actual locations where events occurred, it is unflinching in its presentation of the truth. It does not set out to condone or exonerate the shooting of Lennon or his killer's desire for fame. Its theme of bombticking loneliness and, by extension, the notion that America is a nation of angry strangers who vent paranoid resentment toward public figures couldn't be more resonant today.


'The finished film, with a subtle otherworldly score by Martin Kiszko, is an intense and propulsive portrait of a man on the edge that's so far been critically adored, and has scooped the Special Jury Prize at New York's own Tribeca Film Festival.'

Kevin Maher, The Times


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