Double Takes: I Met the Walrus

I had the pleasure of seeing this short film this past spring at the 2008 True/False Film Festival. I’ve been seeing it pop up on quite a few blogs over the past month or so and thought I’d share it here as well.

Back in 1969, 14-year-old Jerry Levitan snuck into John Lennon’s Toronto hotel room with a reel-to-reel tape deck in hand. His intentions were to score an interview with Lennon, primarily on the topic of peace. The Beatles fanatic succeeded and years later director Josh Raskin put the soundtrack against some gorgeous narrative illustrations done by James Braithwaite and Alex Kurina. It’s fabulous. Enjoy!