A new documentary about Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars, will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival before airing on Showtime in 2018.
The film features interviews with Clapton’s family, friends, musical collaborators, peers and heroes, including late musicians like B.B. King, George Harrison and Jimi Hendrix.
Along with Life in 12 Bars, the 2017 Toronto International film Festival lineup boasts a few other music-related projects, including the world premiere of Sophie Fiennes’ new doc about new wave icon Grace Jones, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami. Sam Pollard’s new documentary, Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me will also debut at TIFF, while the festival will close with Egyptian filmmaker Amr Salama’s new movie, Sheikh Jackson, about an imam whose life is upended by the sudden death of Michael Jackson. The Toronto Film Festival will take place September 7th to 17th. As for Clapton, the guitarist has a handful of live dates scheduled for this fall. He’ll play two nights at Madison Square Garden in New York City September 7th and 8th, as well as four shows at the Forum in Los Angeles September 13th, 15th. 16th and 18th.