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Paul McCartney previewing 9/11 film in theaters ahead of Showtime debut
Paul McCartney's film "The Love We Make" is headed to Showtime starting on Sept. 10, but the ex-Beatle is giving audiences a chance to check it out in actual movie theaters before it drops on TV.
In "a very special one-day-only cinematic release," select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington D.C. will screen the flick at 7 p.m.
"The Love We Make" chronicles McCartney's perspective on the destruction of the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001; he was actually in New York City when the disaster occurred. He and filmmakers Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan interviewed locals and began drawing up plans for his benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, "The Concert for New York City," which took place a few weeks after. Footage of interviews and of that concert will be unfurled, with appearances from David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki, Keith Richards, James Taylor and Pete Townsend.
Proceeds from the theatrical premiere will go toward MyGoodDeed, the nonprofit behind the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance. The 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks occurs next week.