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I Met the Walrus (an animated film with John Lennon)

A beautiful presentation of Lennon's prescient thoughts on politics and peace.
Back in 1969, 14-year-old Beatles fanatic Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto. Armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, Levitan convinced Lennon to do an interview.

38 years later, director Josh Raskin has created a hauntingly beautiful animated film using Levitan's original interview recording. Using the "Yellow Submarine"-inspired pen work of James Braithwaite and digital illustrations of Alex Kurina, "I Met the Walrus" perfectly encapsulates Lennon's prescient thoughts on politics and peace.
ZP Heller is the editorial director of Brave New Films. He has written for The American Prospect, AlterNet, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Huffington Post, covering everything from politics to pop culture.