Big Screen Clapton

New documentary coming to theaters later this month

By Gary Graff
November 2, 2017

Looks like we won’t have to wait ’til February to catch the new documentary Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars. The film is slated to premiere Feb. 10 on Showtime, but now Showtime Networks is partnering with Abramorama for a limited theater run starting Nov. 24 in order for it to quality for Academy Award consideration.

The career-spanning Life In 12 Bars, directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September to wide acclaim. It covers his troubled childhood, five-plus decade career and personal issues such as drug addictions and the death of his son. The project had Clapton’s full blessing and participation.

In a statement, Abramorama President Richard Abramowitz says that: “The breadth of Eric Clapton’s career…is impossible to be true and yet Lili Fini Zanuck’s brilliant film makes it clear that it is. We’re very proud to start the holiday season with this gift to lovers of great music.”