Let Him Be

Let Him Be

DVD - 2011
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Let Him Be is a fascinating film about two undergrad film students Tim Bennett & Kathleen Joyce who discover a long thought to be dead rock icon living in a remote part of Canada. It all begins when Tim discovers a clip of an old man playing guitar on a tape found jammed inside an old video camera his father gave him. The man in the video is older now but the resemblance to John Lennon is uncanny. Could it be him? It's an absurd idea and one that Tim might have pushed aside were it not for the fact that the man also sounds so much like him. Kathleen thinks the whole concept is ridiculous. Was it possible that Lennon survived the assassination? Tim decides to document the whole story so that no one could question or doubt what he finds. He has to find out if it really is him. If it is he would have to have absolute proof. That would mean convincing Kathleen to help him and it would need lots of different cameras - hidden body cameras, wireless cameras, and surveillance cameras.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed by Maple Pictures, c2011
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC LET
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 82 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Dec 27, 2014

An obsessive young filmmaker becomes convinced that John Lennon is still alive and living somewhere in small-town Ontario. To prove his suspicions he enlists the aid of his reluctant girlfriend who, along with a van full of rented video equipment, accompanies him on his quest to capture the elusive artist on tape. This little low-budget gem could best be described as a mockumentary about the making of a mockumentary and for the most part it succeeds admirably. Even though McNamee’s tongue is planted firmly in cheek, he still manages to cast a critical eye on such topics as the artistic narcissism and questionable ethics inherent in the making of many documentaries not to mention the professional integrity (or lack thereof) of the filmmakers themselves. Cute, at times very funny, and the natural performances of a very talented cast more than make up for the film’s few shortcomings.


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