May Pang Fills in Missing Pieces in Beatles’ John Lennon Story in Explosive New Documentary
THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY set for Domestic and International Release by Iconic Events on April 13thA LOVE STORY THAT TOOK 50 YEARS TO TELLMay Pang’s Revealing Account of Her Relationship with John LennonTheatre/ticketing info here
Drops trailer here“A compelling documentary…a fascinating, revealing, and sometimes moving portrait of John Lennon.”
—Owen Gleiberman, Variety“Vortex. Love. Icon…This is not your ordinary documentary. Nor is it a reinvention of the same story. “
—Jeri Palumbo, Music Connection“…a mind blower, lovely, and very revealing.”
—Roger Friedman, Showbiz 411“Yoko picked John’s new lover…then bitterly regretted it.
—Daily MailNew York, NY-Iconic Events will release THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY on April 13th as a Special Event, leading into limited theatrical engagements starting on Friday, April 14th. The revealing and compelling documentary, with never-before-seen footage, moved audiences at its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last June, garnering both critical and audience acclaim. The film is produced and directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels.Billed as “a weekend that lasted 18 months and a love story that took 50 years to tell”, THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with May Pang, his Chinese American assistant turned lover (on Yoko Ono’s insistence and which she came to regret). With May’s help, Lennon reunited with his son Julian and had his most artistically and commercially productive period post-Beatles—with the albums “Mind Games”, “Walls and Bridges”, which included his only #1 Hit Single “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”, “Rock and Roll” and collaboration with Rock legends Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo among others. Pang chronicles it all revisiting her younger self, as a naïve 22-year-old experiencing her first unforgettable love.The film tells a different, more complex story from the perspective of May Pang, using newly revealed footage, new interviews with Julian Lennon and others. With private moments captured in photos that May and John took of each other, THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY, shows us new, rare and intimate details in the life of John Lennon.“A lot of people think my time with John, known as the ‘Lost Weekend,’ was literally just a crazy weekend in Los Angeles,” Pang recalls. “Others know John and I were officially together for a year and half and made a life together and loved each other. Few realize that our relationship started from 1970 and lasted until the day he died.” And after decades of obscurity in Beatles lore, May concludes, “the world needed to know the truth and I needed to tell it. My life story happens to correspond with the most prolific, successful, and interesting period of John Lennon’s solo career. This film gives the viewer extraordinary insight into our private life, and takes the audience on a journey through my own personal, firsthand account.”After watching THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY, fans will never think of John Lennon in the same way again. ONLY IN THEATERS.About Iconic Events Releasing
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THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY
Directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels
An Iconic Events Releasing Production
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