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- Posted on Jul 19th 2011 5:05PM by Theo Spielberg
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The film, 'The Love We Make,' recounts the Beatle's experiences the day of and immediately following the attacks (The title is a couplet culled from the final seconds of 'The End,' the last song in the medley that dominates the second side of 'Abbey Road'). The news comes on the heels of HBO's announcement that it will air a two-part documentary on George Harrison directed by Martin Scorsese.
'The Love We Make' will chronicle McCartney's experience starting the morning of Sept. 11, when his plane was grounded on the tarmac at a New York airport. It then follows his journey through the wounded city and details the planning and performance of his Concert for New York City at Madison Square Garden the following month.
Directed by Bradley Kaplan and Albert Maysles (best known for co-directing 'Grey Gardens' and 'Gimme Shelter'), the film will feature footage from the concert as well as backstage moments with McCartney's friends and fellow performers such as David Bowie, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Bill Clinton, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, Steve Buscemi, Billy Joel, Elton John and McCartney's daughter Stella.
"It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history," McCartney said in a statement. "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."
'The Love We Make' will air on Showtime on Sept. 10 at 9PM ET/PT.
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