Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars

A look at the life and work of guitarist Eric Clapton told by those who have known him best, including BB King, Jimi Hendrix, and George Harrison.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars
United Kingdom 2017
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135 min.
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This documentary film covers Clapton’s early childhood, including the trauma of his mother leaving him to be raised by his grandparents, and his career, which consisted of “a single-minded mission to raise the profile of the blues in popular culture”. The film does not shy away from Clapton’s tra­gedies, including his infatuation with Patti Boyd, then the wife of his best friend George Harrison, his struggles with drugs and alcoholism, and the death of his four-year old son Conor.

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Directed by: Lili Fini Zanuck
Screenplay: Stephen 'Scooter' Weintraub, Larry Yelen
Music: Gustavo Santaolalla
Editing: Chris King
Production: John Battsek, Stephen 'Scooter' Weintraub, Larry Yelen, Lili Fini Zanuck
Actors: Eric Clapton, John Mayall, Roger Waters, George Harrison (a.z.), Pattie Boyd (a.z.), Gary Wright
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