United Kingdom, 2010, 98 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Canada
Genre/Subjects: Biographical, Drama, Music
35mm presentation - Imagine... John Lennon's childhood. Liverpool 1955: a smart and troubled fifteen year-old (Aaron Johnson as Lennon) is hungry for experience. In a family full of secrets, two incredible women clash over John: Mimi (Kristin Scott Thomas), the buttoned-up Aunt who raised him, and Julia (Anne-Marie Duff), the prodigal mother. Yearning for a normal family, John escapes into the new and exciting world of rock n' roll where his fledgling genius finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney (Thomas Sangster). Just as John begins his new life, tragedy strikes. But a resilient young man finds his voice—and an icon explodes into the world. Directed by Sam Taylor-Wood.
DIRECTOR: Sam Taylor-Wood
Principal Cast: Aaron Johnson, Anne-Marie Duff, Kristin Scott Thomas, Thomas Sangster, David Threlfall, Josh Bolt, Ophelia Lovibond, Angela Walsh, Paul Ritter, Richard Syms, James Johnson, Angelica Jopling, David Morrissey
US Distributor: The Weinstein Company
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