9 Oct 17
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS will screen at both the Miami Film Festival and the Cunard British Film Festival this month. The documentary will make it’s television debut on Showtime on February 10, 2018.
The Miami Film Festival screening happens October 15 at 7:30PM. Tickets can be purchased here. The Cunard British Film Festival takes place October 24 to November 15 in six cities across Australia. ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS will have multiple screenings in each city. The full schedule, with links to purchase tickets, can be found here.
Told through his own words and songs, ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS is a moving and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era — a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and the only artist ever inducted three times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Spanning more than half a century of legendary popular musical innovation, the film contextualizes Eric Clapton’s role in contemporary music and cultural history. This rare and deeply intimate film reflects on Clapton’s traumatic childhood, his long and difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol, the tragic loss of his son and how he always found his inner strength and healing in music. The documentary features extensive interviews with Clapton himself, along with his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and heroes – including late music icons B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison. Incorporating exclusive access to Clapton’s extensive personal archive, audiences will see the sheer raw talent and ambition that was blighted by personal tragedy, sacrifice and addiction.
The film is directed by Lili Fini Zanuck. Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen and Passion Pictures’ John Battsek are amongst the producers. Chris King serves as editor.
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS had it’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. At this time, there are no details available about additional film festival screenings, international cinema engagements or international television broadcasts.