Rubber Soul


Old Town Playhouse Fri, Aug 1, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by: Harriet and Clyde McKenzie
Bijou by the Bay Sun, Aug 3, 2014 12:00 PM
Sponsored by: Marsha & Ray Minervini
Film Info
Release Year:2014
Runtime:84 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Joseph Bearor
Denice Lee
Andrew Perez
Dillon Porter
Director:Jon Lefkovitz
Produced by:Stephen Paratore
Talia Stol
Screenwriter:Jon Lefkovitz
Cinematography:Anthony C. Kuhnz
Editing By:Jon Lefkovitz


Just when you thought the Beatles had been done every which way from Sunday and back, director Jon Lefkovitz comes along with a completely fresh take on the legendary band’s story. John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave Rolling Stone’s Jann S. Wenner an interview in December 1970 for the release of “Plastic Ono Band.” Ten years later, while recording “Double Fantasy,” they agreed to an interview with Playboy, just three months before Lennon’s assassination. Lefkovitz took verbatim chunks of the interviews from transcripts and had Joseph Bearor and Denice Lee reenact them (although Ono mostly sits quietly while Lennon talks). He then expertly edited them together, cutting back and forth in time to create a fascinating and revealing look at the repetitive nature of celebrity interviews, and at John Lennon, the musician and the man.