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New Eric Clapton documentary to debut in Toronto

By Gary Graff
August 3, 2017

Want to be among the first to see the new Eric Clapton documentary? Then plan on heading to the Great White North next month. The biographical Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars will be premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 7-17.

Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, the 135-minute film offers “an intimate, revealing musical odyssey on the life and career of guitar virtuoso Eric Clapton, told by those who have known him best, including B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison.”

Besides those archival interviews, Zanuck also received “unprecedented access to Clapton’s extensive personal archive of classic performance clips, on and off-stage footage, iconic photos, concert posters, handwritten letters, drawings, and personal diary entries.” 

Life In 12 Bars is slated to air on Showtime during 2018, though an exact date has not been announced. Clapton has five concerts scheduled for September as well, two at New York’s Madison Square Garden and four at The Forum near Los Angeles.