For John and Yoko Ono the Bed-ins were a simple method of, in John's words, "expending the least energy to maximum effect" for the campaign. Unable to follow the Amsterdam Bed-In with a similar event in the U.S., due to John's precarious visa eligibility at the time, they choose Montreal across the Canadian border & simply invited the American Media to come to them. On the 26th of May 1969 they moved into room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel and for seven days from the comfort of their own bed, talked Peace to anyone who would listen. Not surprisingly the whole world did.
This film is a document of the Montreal event and features John & Yoko in conversation with, amongst others, Timothy Leary, Tommy Smothers, Al Capp & Murray the K and culminates in the classic live bedroom recording of "Give Peace a Chance." Other featured songs are "Instant Karma," Yoko's "Remember Love," and "Who Has Seen the Wind," and John's accoustic version of "Because."
74 minutes - rare