Florida Premiere

DIRECTED BY Lili Fini Zanuck

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 134min
Film Year: 2017
Category: Film

For over five decades, Eric Clapton has been creating rock music deeply influenced by the blues. This documentary traces the guitar virtuoso’s career through the Yardbirds, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & the Dominos and his solo years, telling the stories behind hits like “For Your Love,” “Layla,” and “Tears in Heaven.”

Clapton struggled with the demands of the music business, tumultuous love affairs, drug addiction and the tragic loss of his young son. Featuring a candid interview with Clapton and drawing from an extensive archive of performances and home movies, Life in 12 Bars traces how Clapton coped with these challenges. We come away with a deeper sense of what has inspired so much memorable music. –Thom Powers


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Director: Lili Fini Zanuck
Producer: Lili Fini Zanuck, Scooter Weintraub, Larry Yelen, John Battsek

Cast: Eric Clapton

Lili Fini Zanuck

Lili Fini Zanuck is an Oscar and Emmy-winning producer of films such as Driving Miss Daisy (89), Reign of Fire (02) and Cocoon (85). She made her directorial debut with Rush (91). Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars (17), her latest film, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.