Abramorama is partnering with Showtime Networks for the theatrical release of "Life in 12 Bars," which has been submitted for Oscar consideration.
Eric Clapton is headed to the big screen later this month. Abramorama is partnering with Showtime Networks to release the documentary Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars in limited theaters on Nov. 24. It will then premiere on Showtime on Feb. 10.
Directed by Lili Fini Zanuck, the doc is described as an unflinching and deeply personal journey into the life of the legendary musician. Passion Pictures’ John Battsek (Searching for Sugar Man) is among the producers of the film, which was edited by Chris King (Amy, Exit Through the Gift Shop). The title made its world premiere in September at the Toronto International Film Festival.
“The breadth of Eric Clapton’s career — John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, The Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos — is impossible to be true and yet Lili Fini Zanuck’s brilliant film makes it clear that it is," Richard Abramowitz, president of Abramorama, said Wednesday in a statement. "We’re very proud to start the holiday season with this gift to lovers of great music.”