JOHN AND YOKO
ABOVE US ONLY SKY
Duration: 90 minutes
Eagle Rock Films in association with
Channel 4 for Eagle Rock Entertainment
Producer: Peter Worsley
Executive Producers: Geoff Kempin & Terry Shand
Director: Michael Epstein
Screened at DOCAVIV / FIPADOC / FESITVAL DEI POPOLI / INDIELISBOA
Nominated for INTERNATIONAL EMMY
Winner FOCAL AWARDS
This is the untold story of John Lennon’s album IMAGINE released in 1971. The underlying message was one of radical engagement as relevant today as ever. This film reveals the depth of the creative collaboration between John and Yoko and explores how the art, politics and music of the pair are intrinsically entwined. The album, and its iconic title track, shows the extraordinary genius behind the music that defined a movement and marked an era. ABOVE US ONLY SKY recounts a story of hope for a world still desperately in need of peace, justice, empathy and love.
Featuring interviews from Yoko Ono, Julian Lennon, David Bailey (photographer), John Dunbar (Gallerist who introduced the couple), Dan Richter (Yoko’s neighbor and John’s former personal assistant) and Eddie Veale (studio designer), some of whom have never spoken publicly on film before. As well as never seen before footage of Lennon and Ono from their private archive. Ultimately, ABOVE US ONLY SKY viscerally recreates the era’s mood and culture, in the process confirming not only how revolutionary and essential John & Yoko’s writings, commentaries and art were to their time—but how inspiring, essential, and relevant their message remains today.
Images Courtesy of Lennonono