American Express Presents A Preview Screening Of Highly-Anticipated Feature Length Documentary Chronicling McCartney’s Cathartic Post-9/11 New York City Odyssey
Broadcast Debut on SHOWTIME September 10
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the highly-anticipated feature length documentary THE LOVE WE MAKE, which chronicles Paul McCartney’s poignant and cathartic journey through the streets of New York in the aftermath of the World Trade Center’s destruction, will be previewed at select theatres across the country.
American Express — in partnership with AEG LIVE and Regal Entertainment Group — presents a very special one-day-only cinematic release of the film on September 8th at select theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, and Washington DC. All proceeds from the screenings will benefit MyGoodDeed – the respected nonprofit organization which leads the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance, for which American Express is the lead contributor.
The 7 p.m. September 8 screenings will provide the first opportunity for the public to view this incredible and intimate cinematic document, prior to its broadcast premiere September 10 on SHOWTIME.
Directed by iconic documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles (Gimme Shelter, Salesman, Grey Gardens) and award-winning filmmaking partner Bradley Kaplan (Muhammad and Larry, Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!, Sand and Sorrow), THE LOVE WE MAKE documents McCartney’s role in the planning and performance of the monumental benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, “The Concert for New York City,” which took place less than six weeks after the terrorist attacks. Shot in the signature cinéma vérité style that Maysles pioneered and made famous when he filmed the Beatles’ first visit to America in the legendary 1964 documentary What’s Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A., THE LOVE WE MAKE was filmed in 16mm black & white, Maysles’ camera intimately capturing McCartney’s personal mission to help heal the city that welcomed him with open arms so many years ago.
McCartney was in New York on the day of the attacks, and saw first-hand the destruction and tragic consequences of one of the most horrific days in U.S. history. Directors Maysles and Kaplan, along with Editor Ian Markiewicz (The Beales of Grey Gardens) assembled extraordinary, intimate, never-before-seen footage of McCartney rehearsing for the benefit concert, connecting with New Yorkers on the city streets, and storytelling behind-the-scenes at interviews with Dan Rather, Howard Stern and others. Additionally, the film features performances from the benefit concert itself and unparalleled access backstage with McCartney and luminaries from the worlds of music, Hollywood and politics, including 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, Pete Townsend, and many more.
THE LOVE WE MAKE is a Maysles Films, Inc. Production. A Film by Albert Maysles, Bradley Kaplan, and Ian Markiewicz. Directed by Bradley Kaplan and Albert Maysles. Edited by Ian Markiewicz. Cinematography by Albert Maysles. Produced by Bradley Kaplan. Proceeds to benefit MyGoodDeed, the nonprofit leading the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance (911day.org).
For a full list of theaters premiering THE LOVE WE MAKE, see below or go to Fandango.com.
THE LOVE WE MAKE – SEPTEMBER 8 – ONE DAY ONLY THEATRICAL ENGAGEMENT (All Showtimes 7 p.m.):
· New York, NY – Regal Battery Park Stadium 11
· Los Angeles, CA – Regal LA Live Stadium 14
· Boston, MA – Regal Fenway Stadium 13 & RPX
· San Francisco, CA – Regal Hacienda Crossings Stadium 20 & IMAX
· Houston, TX – Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 & IMAX
· Chicago, IL – Regal Webster Place 11
· Washington, DC – Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14
· Atlanta, GA – Regal Atlantic Station Stadium 16 & IMAX
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About MyGoodDeed: MyGoodDeed is the respected 9/11 nonprofit that worked to formally establish September 11 as a National Day of Service and Remembrance under federal law. For the 10 year anniversary of 9/11 MyGoodDeed is working closely with HandsOn Network, and other prominent groups to organize the single largest day of charitable service in tribute to the 9/11 victims and survivors, and all those that rose in service in response to the attacks. To post your plans for 9/11 visit http://911day.org; http://Facebook.com/911day; orhttp://Twitter.com/911day. For more information, email MyGoodDeed at: firstname.lastname@example.org.