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    New John Lennon Movie Takes Off

     
    “Genius,” released to coincide with the 32nd anniversary of John Lennon’s tragic December 8th death, has received more than 100,000 views in four days (now 133,000+).

    The producer of the movie, TV co-host best-selling author, Ray Comfort, said, “This is exception because this isn’t a two-minute clip of grandma’s hair catching on fire. It’s a 34-minute commitment, but it’s so fascinating and fast-moving viewers can’t look away.” Comfort maintains that millions nowadays don’t access traditional sources of entertainment and information. They are engrossed in the world of Social Media—texting, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc., and to reach them you have to enter their world. “That’s what we have done with this movie. ‘Genius’ is in an effective medium with a fascinating subject--the Beatles, who have crossed generations, selling more than 2.3 billion albums.”

    Comfort, who is the author of more than 70 books added, “Our last on-line movie received 3.6 million views and we sold/distributed just under one million DVD’s, but we think ‘Genius’ will be much bigger.” The 34-minute movie was released with a companion book called, The Beatles, God, and the Bible, which looks at the spiritual side of each of the four Beatles.

    Comfort said, “In 1966, Paul answered for each of the group when he said, ‘None of us believe in God.’ But they changed their minds as each of them matured in their thinking. One exciting aspect of the publication is that it contains 14 rare 1964 Beatles photos—some of John interacting with his relatives in New Zealand.”

    The movie can be freely viewed on GeniusTheMovie.com

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