The Lost Weekend: A Love Story (2023)
Director: Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, Stuart Samuels Run Time: 97 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2022
Starring: David Bowie, Elton John, John Lennon, Julian Lennon, May Pang
Country: United States
About the film:
Official Selection, 2022 Tribeca Film Festival
Exploring the 18-month relationship (1973-1975) that John Lennon spent with May Pang, his Chinese American assistant turned lover (on Yoko Ono’s insistence). 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 collaborated with Elton John, David Bowie, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger, and Ringo to name a few.
Pang chronicles it all revisiting her younger self, a naïve 22-year old experiencing her first, unforgettable love.
About the filmmakers:
The new documentary The Lost Weekend: A Love Story (2023) is produced and directed by Eve Brandstein, Richard Kaufman, and Stuart Samuels.
Eve Brandstein is an AFI alumni, producer, director, casting director, writer and creator (1984’s This is Spinal Tap, series E/R and 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 1992’s Visions of Light and 2005’s Midnight Movies, and co-produced 2016’s The Beatles: Eight Days a Week.See our upcoming films