The Lost Weekend, A Love Story reveals a missing chapter in The Beatles’ canon: the passionate 18-month relationship between John Lennon and his assistant May Pang. The film uses never-before-seen footage and photos, including interviews with Julian Lennon, to paint a complex and moving portrait of Pang and the late Beatle. Billed as “a weekend that lasted 18 months and a love story that took 50 years to tell”, the film explores the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that was initiated by Yoko Ono, after 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 Pang, using newly revealed footage, and new interviews with Julian Lennon and others. With private moments captured in photos that May and John took of each other, the film shows new, rare, and intimate details in the life of John Lennon. The film is replete with never-before-seen footage, images, and details that are a gold mine for Beatles fans, and a moving and inspiring story for everyone.

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.”

Directors: Eve BrandsteinRichard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels

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Click here for theatre screenings. Available from Iconic Releasing. May is also touring her art and photo show in Boston, New York and Philadelphia as a companion piece to the release.



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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist with a focus on travel, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.