Paul McCartney's 9/11 Doc to Premiere on Showtime
Showtime announced that the feature-length documentary The Love We Make will premiere the day before the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks this September.
The film follows Paul McCartney as he journeys through the streets of New York City in the aftermath of the World Trade Center’s destruction. It also chronicles the planning and performance of the benefit concert that took place less than six weeks after the attacks. “The Concert for New York City.”
“It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history,” said McCartney of the concert. “There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all."
On the morning of September 11, 2001, McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York City, scheduled for a flight when attacks took place. He returned to the city and witnessed first-hand the devastation that overtook the country.
Additionally, the film, directed by Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Salesman, Grey Gardens) and Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad and Larry, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, Sand and Sorrow), features performances from the benefit concert itself and backstage moments with other performers and actors including David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki and Keith Richards.
The Love We Make will debut on Showtime on September 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.