Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars — Trailer


added: Fri, Sep 8th '17

Legendary rock guitarist Eric Clapton didn't just love the Blues, he lived them.

Check out the official trailer for "Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars," an upcoming Showtime documentary that takes a comprehensive look at the life and music career of the Grammy-winning and hard-drinking English musician who became a seminal figure in the 1960s rock world as a member of the highly influential British band "Cream," followed by collaborations with the bands "Blind Faith" and "Derek and the Dominos."

Though known for his extraordinary guitar skills, which was born out of his love for American Blues, Clapton also had a successful solo career with such hits as "Wonderful Tonight," "Lay Down Sally," and "Cocaine." But Clapton is probably best remembered for his heart-aching '90s hit song "Tears in Heaven," which was written right after the tragic accidental death of his 4-year-old son.

Directed by the Oscar-winning producer of "Driving Miss Daisy," Lili Fini Zanuck (who also helmed the 1991 drug-addiction crime film "Rush," which first featured "Tears in Heaven" in the soundtrack), the documentary is premiering this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival. It will then air on Showtime on February 10th, 2018.

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 and 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.


directed by   Lili Fini Zanuck

release date   February 10, 2018 (on Showtime)

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