Albert Maysles-directed film will include performance and backstage footage from benefit concert held after the attacks
On the eve of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Showtime will debut the Paul McCartney 9/11 documentary "The Love We Make," the cable outlet announced on Tuesday.
The film, which was directed by "Grey Gardens" lensman Albert Maysles (who helmed the 1964 Beatles documentary "What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A," in addition to the Rolling Stones documentary "Gimme Shelter"), will air on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
"The Love We Make" chronicles McCartney's struggle to come to grips with the attacks after his flight was grounded in New York on that morning, as well as footage of the former Beatle's rehearsal for and performance at the benefit show "The Concert for New York City," which took place at Madison Square Garden little more than a month after the attacks.
Interviews with Dan Rather, Howard Stern and others will also be included, as well as backstage footage at the concert featuring David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, former President Bill Clinton, Billy Joel, Elton John, Jay Z and many others.
"It was an honor to be able to help New York and America at that time in its history," McCartney recalled of the concert in the announcement. "There was a feeling of shock and fear in the air that I thought we could help alleviate with music. And the fact that so many people stepped up to join us made for a very uplifting evening for us all."