An entertainer with primetime TV appeal and an icon revered by the people who disrupted the 1968 Democratic National Convention, he was, according to the films tagline, a musician, humanitarian [and] national threat. Sen. Strom Thurmond and Hoover himself tried to use a small marijuana conviction in the UK to deport Lennon and kept close surveillance on him. The documentary provides fascinating context to Give Peace a Chance, Imagine and other then-edgy songs long ago homogenized into our culture. (It also explains the small smirk on Lennons face in that famous photo of him in the New York City T-shirt.) 1 p.m. Houston Community College Town & Country Campus, 1060 West Sam Houston Parkway North. For information, call 713-718-5642 or visit www.nwc.hccs.edu/reel. Free.
Wed., March 19, 1 p.m., 2008