The Lost Weekend: A Love Story

Tribeca Online Premieres

FEATURE | United States | 97 MINUTES | English |

THE LOST WEEKEND: A LOVE STORY

New York, Women, Documentary, Drama, Music, Romance, Biography

She was just a kid growing up in Spanish Harlem in the 1960s, the American-born daughter of Chinese immigrants who went to Catholic school, hated studying and fell in love with all things rock & roll, especially The Beatles. So when May Pang landed a gig at Apple Records, which quickly became working exclusively with John and Yoko as their full-time personal assistant, she found herself living a life beyond even her wildest dreams, all at the tender age of 19. Yet when the couples’ marriage began to disintegrate, Yoko convinced their young (i.e., easy to control) assistant that she was the safest bet to date a newly single John. Quickly the pair began what the singer would call his “Lost Weekend,” an 18-month-long whirlwind romance that took the two to the center of the madness of L.A.’s music scene, reunited a newly sober Lennon with his long-estranged son Julian, and reconnect the former Beatle to his love for rock & roll, and all as the new couple fell ever deeper in love.

With unbelievable access to rich archival footage, rarely-heard home recordings, and a collection of Lennon’s own quirky, evocative sketches, famed writer and music executive May Pang takes us on a deeply emotional journey through the 18 months that would shape her life and reinvigorate one of the greatest figures in music. Featuring interviews with famed rocker Alice Cooper, Apple Records manager Tony King, and legendary drummer Jim Keltner, and leading to a surprising and emotional ending, The Lost Weekend: A Love Story  is a funny, touching and vibrant portrait of first love, produced and directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman and Stuart Samuels. --Cedar Sherbert

Choose a screening time

Available Starting
Fri June 10 - 8:00 PM
At Home

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels

Eve Brandstein is an AFI alumni, producer, director, casting director, writer and creator (This is Spinal Tap, E/R, John Waters Series)Richard Kaufman is an Emmy-nominated producer, has directed short documentaries for Carnegie Hall and The State Department, and co-created an OWN series. Stuart Samuels produced and directed Visions of Light and Midnight Movies, and co-produced The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.
Director
Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, Stuart Samuels
Composer
Ace Vaptsarov
Editor
Luis Martos
Executive Producer
David Dinerstein
Producer
Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, Stuart Samuels
Line Producer
Christal Curry
Executive Producers
Micki Purcell, Peggy Taylor, Eric DeWitt, Randy Fix, Kate & John Morris, Jonathan Gould, Fred Freeman, Harri Mark, Bob Francis, Dan Braun, Josh Braun, Ben Braun
Music Supervisor
Howard Paar
Design and Visual Effects
Eddie Wiseman, Gary Keenan
Cast
May Pang, John Lennon, Julian Lennon

CONTACTS

US Sales Contact
David Dinerstein
D Squared Films
Los Angeles, 90004
Phone: 323-596-1141
David@dsquaredfilms.com
International Sales Contact
David Dinerstein
D Squared Films
Los Angeles, 90004
Phone: 323-596-1141
David@dsquaredfilms.com
Press Contact
Stephanie Davidson
Frank PR
New York, NY 10038
Phone: (646)-861-0843
stephanie@frankpublicity.com