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37 Ratings

The Hours and Times

Directed by Christopher Munch
United States, 1991
Drama, LGBT+


A fictionalized account of what may have happened when John Lennon and Brian Epstein went on holiday together to Spain in 1963.

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The Hours and Times Directed by Christopher Munch

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

1992 | 2 wins including: Wolfgang Staudte Award

Sundance Film Festival

1992 | Winner: Special Jury Recognition

Independent Spirit Awards

1993 | Winner: Special Distinction

Critics reviews

Far from being a stunt, Munch’s re-creation of the moment is a kind of intellectual archeology, a rediscovery of states of mind and mood—ones in which Lennon’s explosive sense of freedom, inner and outer, resounded around the world.
November 21, 2016
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The film takes place almost entirely from Epstein’s unrequited perspective, a decision most perceptible in the ponderous Let it Be-bending rooftop flashback that ends the story. But Münch notably departs from the dolorous, hungry manager for one hypnotic sequence in which Lennon entertains a stewardess in his hotel room.
October 10, 2012
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What’s most impressive to me is the nature and degree of Munch’s research, the same kind of research Stanley Kwan and his screenwriters did on the silent film star Ruan Ling Yu for Actress. . . . The Hours and Times is as fresh, as vital, and as creative as any independent American feature to have appeared this year, but it doesn’t have the kind of brilliance that can be excerpted for promotion on TV
November 06, 1992
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