Last Night Eric Clapton and Award winning director Lili Fini Zanuck attended the Premiere of ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS
Eric Clapton and Academy-Award winning director Lili Fini Zanuck last night attended the UK Premiere of Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, the definitive documentary about the legendary blues musician. Following the screening which was broadcast from BFI Southbank LIVE via satellite to over 250 cinemas across the UK and Ireland, musician and broadcaster Jools Holland hosted a rare in conversation event with Eric Clapton and Lili Fini Zanuck. Guests in attendance at the UK Premiere included photographer and author PATTIE BOYD who features in the film, musician SHARLEEN SPITERI and director STEPHEN FREARS.
Praised as one of the year’s Top Documentaries by the National Board of Review, ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS is a moving, revealing and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era. It will contextualise Eric’s role in broader, music and cultural history; in the annals of contemporary music over the last 50 years, no other artist has continually intersected with so many other great musicians across a broad stratum of musical genres numerous of whom have inspired and informed his body of work.
“CLAPTON IS GOD”. With these words graffitied across London Eric Clapton became the ultimate guitar hero. He is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award winner, and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time.
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS is directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, director of Rush (1991) and the Oscar®-winning producer of Driving Miss Daisy and produced by multi-award-winning producer John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man, One Day in September, The Imposter) and is edited by BAFTA-winning editor Chris King (Amy, Senna).
ERIC CLAPTON: LIFE IN 12 BARS will be released in cinemas in UK and Ireland on 12 January