In the early 1990s, Ian Hart played John Lennon in two movies.* The first—THE HOURS AND TIMES (1991)—imagines Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein engaging in a nascent sexual relationship during a long weekend in Barcelona.
The film—written and directed by Christopher Munch, and co-starring David Angus as Epstein—has been restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and will screen on the closing day of their 2019 Festival of Preservation.
Sunday, February 17, at 8:59 pm.
Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Westwood, Los Angeles.
*Hart’s second Lennon portrayal was in Backbeat (1994), directed by Iain Softley.
From top: Ian Hart (foreground) as John Lennon and David Angus as Brian Epstein in The Hours and Times; Angus (left) and Hart (2). Images courtesy the filmmaker, Antarctic Pictures, and Good Machine.