Moved by the recent unrest in London, Yoko Ono, artist and wife of the late John Lennon, has decided to share the 1969 film "Bed Peace" (directed by Yoko and John and filmed by Nic Knowland), online.
[The film] is a document of the Montreal events and features John & Yoko in conversation with, amongst others, The World Press, satirist Al Capp, activist Dick Gregory, comedian Tommy Smothers, protesters at Berkeley’s People’s Park, Rabbi Abraham L. Feinberg, quiltmaker Christine Kemp, psychologists Timothy Leary & Rosemary Leary, CFOX DJs Charles P. Rodney Chandler & Roger Scott, producer André Perry, journalist Ritchie York, DJ & Promoter Murray The K, filmmaker Jonas Mekas, publicist Derek Taylor & personal assistant Anthony Fawcett.
Featured songs are Plastic Ono Band’s GIVE PEACE A CHANCE & INSTANT KARMA, Yoko’s REMEMBER LOVE & WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND & John’s acoustic version of BECAUSE.
Watch the film at imaginepeace.com.
Looks like the film will be offered there in YouTube form for this weekend only.
Update: From Yoko Ono's office (and from Yoko Ono herself, in the Boing Boing comments on this post) , word that "BED PEACE will now be available until midnight Sunday 21st August." No commercial release planned, though some old VHS tapes are still available online through various sellers. "Yoko just wants to encourage people to be reminded of and to discuss PEACE, especially after the recent events in the UK," says a rep.
(Image courtesy Yoko Ono)
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