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Yoko Ono gives 'Nowhere Boy' John Lennon's stamp of approval at film's premiere

September 22, 2010 |  1:55 pm

Aaron Johnson and Yoko Ono Posthumous or not, John Lennon's stamp of approval is still hard to come by, and luckily the new film "Nowhere Boy" gets a thumbs up.

Tracking the singer's adolescence, the formation of his first band and the creation of the Beatles, "Nowhere Boy" got its red carpet premiere Tuesday night in New York City, where Lennon's widow Yoko Ono turned up.

"John would have loved the film," she told a crowd that included Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Michael Stipe and Harvey Keitel.

Ono walked the carpet with Aaron Johnson (of "Kick Ass"), who plays young Lennon in the flick, which screened at the Sundance International Film Festival in January and was also nominated for four 2010 BAFTA Awards.

An after-party following the screening saw cameos from rocker Courtney Love and movie mogul Harvey Weinstein

"Nowhere Boy" opens in limited U.S. release Oct. 8, the day before Lennon's birthday.

-- Matt Donnelly

Photo: Aaron Johnson and Yoko Ono attend the New York City premiere of "Nowhere Boy." Credit: WireImage

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