Paul McCartney’s experience of 9/11 to be broadcasted by Showtime
Showtime will mark the 10 year anniversary of the events of 9/11 with a special broadcast that documents Paul McCartney’s experiences both during and after the tragedy.
Titled ‘The Love That You Make,’ the new documentary will air Sunday, September 10 at 9PM ET. McCartney’s day began with his plane being grounded on the tarmac in New York, and as Real Screen reports, he then returned to the city, witnessing the developing events firsthand.
Filmmaker Albert Maysles and his partner Bradley Kaplan spent six weeks following McCartney as he began to assemble plans and rehearse for ‘The Concert For New York City.’
Shot in 16mm black and white, the footage captures McCartney on the streets interacting with New Yorkers and also features other performers, including Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Eric Clapton and Sheryl Crow.
Maysles has prior experience filming McCartney – he lensed the 1964 Beatles documentary ‘What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A.,’ a film about their first visit to the U.S.
Remembering the events, McCartney comments, “It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history. 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.”
Beatles fans can also look forward to a new George Harrison documentary from director Martin Scorsese, which will air on HBO in two parts on October 5 and 6.