NEON

Lawrence Johnston’s NEON is a brightly coloured journey through the American dream, exploring how neon became a beacon for the hopes of a country. As in his prior documentaries, ONCE A QUEEN (also available from Ronin), FALLOUT, NIGHT and the classic ETERNITY, Johnston has created a visually resplendent cinematic poem that transcends documentary conventions.

NEON begins in Paris in the 1920s and moves across the Atlantic to America which became enthusiastic about the light as it spread across the “neon hot spots” of the U.S. – New York, Los Angeles and especially Las Vegas, the “Neon Capital of the World”, and now home to the famous “Neon Boneyard”.