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Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars live UK cinema event announced

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Eric Clapton will be coming to London next week for the UK premiere of his documentary ‘Life In 12 Bars’.

Slowhand will attend the Wednesday 10th January screening at the BFI on London’s Southbank and will take part in a Q&A afterwards alongside the film’s director Lili Fini Zanuck.

The BFI Southbank premiere has completely sold out, however, the screening and Q&A will be broadcast live to select cinemas across the UK on the night. The film then gets its general release next Friday (12th January).

To find a list of participating cinemas and to book tickets, head to the official website.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is billed as ‘an unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of legendary 18-time Grammy winner.’

Alongside Oscar-winning director Lili Fini Zanuck, the documentary has been produced by the acclaimed John Battsek (Searching For Sugar Man) and edited by BAFTA winner Chris King (Amy, Senna).

Zanuck told Variety last year: “Eric Clapton’s music is the foundation of our film. His commitment to the blues, its traditions and originators, is absolute from his earliest days.

“He was also forever restless in his search of a suitable vehicle to shape and grow his artistic voice, often bewildering fans and the media with sudden changes in musical direction, bands, songs, guitar style, tone and physical appearance.”

Describing Eric’s personal life as the “spine of the film”, Zanuck added: “It is indeed a melancholic victory lap, full of nostalgic myth, but always musically potent, always looking to the future.

“Despite the fact that his path is strewn with tragedies, addiction and loss, he never fails to regain his bearings and continue to serve what he holds dearest – his music.”


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