Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment has announced that their forthcoming documentary, The Lost Weekend: A Love Story, will debut exclusively on the Icon Film Channel from 20 November, 2023. Following the premiere, the film will be available on DVD, Blu-ray & Digital from 18 December.
The Lost Weekend: A Love Story is a film that will resonate with anyone who has been captivated by the magic of John Lennon and the complexities of human relationships as it explores the romantic relationship between John Lennon and his assistant turned lover May Pang, a naïve 23-year-old experiencing her first unforgettable love.
This brand new, official John Lennon documentary features stunning, never-before-seen archival footage and exclusive interviews with a host of global superstars ranging from Elton John and Alice Cooper to Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney.
It is an extraordinary story that has taken some 50 years to tell as May Pang recounts the details of her 18-month love affair (1973-1975) with Lennon, a relationship orchestrated by Yoko Ono herself.
The film offers a fascinating glimpse into a lesser-known chapter of Lennon’s life and the relationship that shaped a prolific post-Beatles period for Lennon; an era that included the hit albums ‘Mind Games’, ‘Walls and Bridges’ (which featured his only #1 hit single) and collaborations with David Bowie, Elton John, Harry Nilsson, Mick Jagger and Ringo.
Speaking about the film May Pang said “For nearly fifty years, I’ve read and heard many authors, experts, “friends” and acquaintances recount my life — few of whom were actually there! For the most part, their recollections are skewed at best; my story has become part of a myth created by Yoko and John for public consumption. A lot of people think my time with John, known as Lennon’s “Lost Weekend,” was literally just a crazy weekend in Los Angeles. 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 lasted from 1970 until the day he died. I felt 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 feature documentary gives you a glimpse into our private life and takes you on a journey through my eyes.“