Briarcliff Entertainment has recently acquired the captivating documentary feature, ‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story’, which delves into the whirlwind love affair between singer John Lennon and May Pang. Directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels, the film offers viewers a unique perspective on a lesser-known chapter in Lennon’s life. Premiering at Tribeca, this documentary provides an intimate look at a relationship that played a crucial role in shaping Lennon’s post-Beatles era.
A Love Story Fifty Years in the Making
It took half a century for May Pang to share her story on film, finally shedding light on her remarkable 18-month relationship with John Lennon. Interestingly, this romantic liaison was orchestrated by none other than Yoko Ono herself. Pang’s involvement in Lennon’s life extended beyond their relationship, as she played a pivotal role in helping him reconnect with his son Julian Lennon. Notably, this period marked Lennon’s most prolific creative phase, with the release of iconic albums like ‘Mind Games’ and ‘Walls and Bridges’, as well as notable collaborations with music legends such as David Bowie and Elton John.
May Pang’s account of her experiences as a 23-year-old embarking on her first unforgettable love affair is beautifully captured in ‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story’. Through her eyes and her voice, viewers are transported back in time to witness the emotional journey she shared with Lennon. This documentary offers an unprecedented glimpse into the turbulent yet captivating world that surrounded Lennon during this period.
A Cast of Iconic Figures
In addition to the compelling narrative of May Pang’s love affair with John Lennon, the film features insightful interviews with Julian Lennon, Mick Jagger, Alice Cooper, and Paul McCartney. These legendary figures provide firsthand accounts of what it was like to witness the impact of Lennon and Pang’s relationship on the music industry and their personal lives. Their contributions add depth and authenticity to an already powerful story.
May Pang expressed her gratitude for finally being able to share her story after five decades of silence. She stated, “After 50 years, I finally get to share my story of John and myself through my eyes and my voice.” Pang also extended her appreciation to Tom Ortenberg, who played an instrumental role in turning her long-awaited dream into a reality. CEO of Briarcliff Entertainment, Tom Ortenberg, expressed his enthusiasm as a music lover and Beatles fan for partnering with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment and the exceptional team of filmmakers to bring May Pang’s incredible story to audiences worldwide.
‘The Lost Weekend: A Love Story’ offers a captivating exploration of the complex nature of human relationships and the profound impact they can have on our lives. This documentary allows viewers to dive into the personal world of one of music’s most influential figures, John Lennon, with an intimacy rarely experienced. With its release planned for October 13, 2023, coinciding with John Lennon’s birthday, this film promises to leave a lasting impression on audiences and continue to immortalize the legacy of Lennon and May Pang’s unforgettable love affair.