December 25, 2007

The Killing of John Lennon

The Killing of John Lennon SynopsisTHE KILLING OF JOHN LENNON is a chilling insight into the mind of Mark David Chapman, the 25 year old narcissist who gunned down John Lennon outside his Dakota apartment in New York in 1980. Meticulously researched and filmed in actual locations where events occurred, THE KILLING OF JOHN LENNON is a gritty and imagistic examination of a celebrity stalker's mind leading up to the kill - and his subsequent descent into madness and exorcism. Independently financed and filmed over three years in Hawaii, Decatur Georgia and New York, THE KILLING OF JOHN LENNON is unflinching in its presentation of the truth. It does not set out to condone or exonerate the shooting death of Lennon or his killer's desire for fame. Its theme of bomb-ticking 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.

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Release Date: January 2, 2008
Genre: Art, Foreign, Documentary, Crime and Gangster
Running Time: 114 min.
Distributor(s): IFC Films
Tagline: I was nobody until I killed the biggest somebody on earth.
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Andrew Piddington

Andrew Piddington - Screenplay

Rod Pearson - Executive Producer
Rakha Singh - Producer

Movie Casts:
Jonas Ball - Mark Chapman
Joe Abbate - Taxi Driver
Sofia Dubrawsky - Jude
Krisha Fairchild - Chapman's mom
James Hadde - Scientologist
Robert C. Kirk - Det. John Sullivan
Thomas A. McMahon - Spiro
Mie Omori - Gloria Chapman

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