The Love We Make
Release Date: 28.Nov.2011
Distributor: Eagle Rock
Running Time: 01:30:00
Producer: Paul McCartney
Director: Albert Maysles & Bradley Kaplan
Label: Eagle Rock
A chronicle of Paul McCartney's cathartic journey through New York City in the aftermath of 9/11.
16mm black and white film with colour inserts from the concert.
Features cameo appearances from a host of well known faces including David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DeCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John and many more.
The Love We Make, a film directed by Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter) and Bradley Kaplan, follows Paul McCartney as he journeys through the streets of New York City in the aftermath of the destruction of the World Trade Centre on 11th September 2001. It also chronicles the planning and performance of the benefit concert that took place less than six weeks after the attacks: The Concert For New York City. "It was an honour to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history," said McCartney of the concert. "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 film features performance clips from the benefit concert and backstage moments with many of the performers and other famous attendees.