December 8, 1980. 10.52pm. The Dakota Apartments, New York City. Five bone-chilling gunshots ring out shattering the stillness of the night. One of the most iconic figures of the 20th century lies in a pool of blood struggling for life. Time stops. Fighting to stay alive, John Lennon finds himself caught in a limbo between life and death. As his former years flash before him, Gatekeepers of his past help him confront the five stages of death: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance. And in the end, John shows us that sometimes what lies beyond us matters less than what lies within us.
Written and directed by Emmy® Award-winner Alexander Marshall and starring Valentine Pelka, AND IN THE END is a searching, uplifting and humorous insight into the death and life of one of the most influential rock musicians of all time.
John Lennon’s sister Julia Baird said, "It’s the most accurate piece ever written on my brother’s life." The on-target story is so powerful and revealing that Rod Davis of John Lennon’s original group The Quarrymen said, "After so many people have got John’s story wrong...it’s great to see someone come along and finally get it right."