“This documentary follows Paul McCartney as he prepares for the Concert for New York, following the terrorist attacks in 2001.
The Love We Make is a film about Paul McCartney and his effort to put on a concert to benefit victims and their families after the terrorist attacks on 9/11. As David Nevins, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, explained to journalists at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, it “is a documentary by Albert Maysles along with Bradley Kaplan and Ian Markiewicz featuring the incomparable music legend Paul McCartney. It’s shot in the black and white cinema vérité style that Maysles really pioneered in his documentary on The Beatles’ first visit to America in 1964.”
Paul McCartney Talks about The Concert for New York
Paul McCartney was interviewed at the TCA Press Tour (via satellite from Cincinnati, Ohio where he was on a concert tour. Immediately following the attacks, Albert Maysles began filming McCartney as he traveled around NYC getting ready for the concert. As Sir Paul McCartney explained when he was asked why it took ten years to put everything together for this film, “There was no really particular reason why it took 10 years. We did not put it together and finish it till quite recently. I think the fact of the 10th anniversary spurred me into thinking, wait a minute, Albert took some great footage back then that we never did anything with. And it just seemed like it would be a good opportunity.”
McCartney’s connection to the terrorist attacks was very personal. “What happened was I was on my way back to England, having just had a short visit to America, and we were at JFK on the tarmac, and the pilot just suddenly said, ‘We can’t take off. We’re going to have to go back to base,’ and out of the window on the right?hand side of the airplane, you could see the Twin Towers. First of all, you could see one plume of smoke, and then you could see two shortly thereafter. I said, ‘Well, that’s an optical illusion, you know. It’s just the one, and it’s probably, you know, just some sort of little fire or something, but, boy, it does look pretty serious.’ And we were just looking at that for a while”
Released November 28th