Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Van Halen Lost Weekend doc premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

A short documentary detailing the results of a 1984 MTV Lost Weekend with Van Halen contest has premiered at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Directed by Bradford Thomason and Brett Whitcomb, the 14-minute “Lost Weekend” tells the story of Kurt Jefferis, whose name was drawn from more than 1 million entries to the music channel’s promotion to have a winner and a friend hook up with Van Halen for a pair of concerts at Cobo Hall in Detroit, MI on their “1984” world tour.

"You'll have no idea where you are, you'll have no idea where you're going, and probably, no memory of it after you go, but it’ll be the whole weekend," said Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth in the promo for the MTV contest.

In addition to spending a weekend hanging out with Van Halen, Jefferis also won $1,000 and a portable video recorder and an Atari video game system.

The “Lost Weekend” premiere took place April 27 at Tribeca, and the film has a number of screenings this week; for more details, visit

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