Paul McCartney September 11th Documentary to Air on September 10th on Showtime
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 10:20:34
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Reuters reports that a documentary about Paul McCartney's experiences in New York immediately after the September 11th attacks will air on Showtime on September 10th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the attacks, making this doc that much more poignant.
The Love We Make is the name of this moving, telling and gripping documentary that chronicles the personal journey through a devastated New York in 2001, and it also tracks the planning and preparation of a benefit concert six weeks afterward.
McCartney was on a plane on the tarmac in New York on the morning of September 11th, 2001 which was grounded when hijacked planes were flown into the World Trade Center towers. So Maca definitely had a bird's eye view of the situation as it was unfolding. McCartney returned to the city and later helped to organize the "Concert for New York City."
Shot in black and white, the film features footage of McCartney rehearsing for the concert, clips of him talking with New Yorkers on the city streets and backstage film featuring David Bowie, Mick Jagger, former President Bill Clinton, Leonardo DiCaprio and others.
"There was so much suffering as a result of 9/11 it's hard to imagine how one might bring relief to those who were impacted by the attacks, and honor those firefighters, police officers and rescue workers who lost their lives in their heroic attempt to help others. But Paul had the answer: music and a film that would tell the full story," the documentary's director Albert Maysles said.
Will you be watching The Love We Make on September 10th?