Premiere Of John Lennon Film Blocked
March 7, 2007 at 5:43 AM (PT)
The world premiere of "Three Days in the Life," a documentary about JOHN LENNON, was canceled after lawyers for the slain BEATLE's widow, YOKO ONO, warned that she had not authorized any public viewing of the film.The documentary was to have been screened TUESDAY night at the BERWICK ACADEMY, a private school in southern MAINE.
HAP RIDGWAY, the school's headmaster, said he went from worrying about an overflow crowd to wondering if the documentary will ever be shown at all following a flurry of calls and emails from ONO's lawyers MONDAY evening. "We certainly hope the two sides will get together," he said. "What we've learned since it all broke loose is that it's a long-running dispute."
RAY THOMAS, the documentary's executive producer, culled raw footage that was shot inside LENNON's apartment down to a two-hour film covering a pivotal time in LENNON's career. The footage was shot by ONO's former husband, TONY COX, over a three-day period in FEBRUARY 1970, two months before the breakup of the BEATLES.