IN 2010, as the world remembers John Lennon on what would have been his 70th birthday, and the 30th anniversary of his death, American Masters proudly presents LENNONYC, a new film that takes an intimate look at the time Lennon, Yoko Ono and their son, Sean, spent living in New York City during the 1970s. Following the breakup of the Beatles, the film follows John Lennon and Yoko Ono as they move to Manhattan in 1971, where Lennon sought to escape the mayhem of the Beatles era and focus on his family and private life. At the same time, he created some of the most acclaimed songs and albums of his career, including "Mind Games," "Whatever Gets You Thru the Night," "I'm Losing You" and "Woman". He also remained highly active in the anti-war movement as well as numerous other progressive political causes, and, along with Ono, became beloved fixtures in neighborhood restaurants, at Central Park, at sports events and at political demonstrations. LENNONYC features never-before heard studio recordings and never-before-seen outtakes from Lennon in concert and home movies that have only recently been transferred to video. It also features exclusive interviews with Yoko Ono, as well as the artists who worked closely with Lennon during the period this period, including Elton John and photographer Bob Gruen.