Clapton Documentary Debuts

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An Oscar-winning film producer unveils her documentary about Eric Clapton this evening at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars was produced by Lili Fini Zanuck (Driving Miss Daisy) using an "extensive personal archive of classic performance clips, on- and off-stage footage, iconic photos, concert posters, handwritten letters, drawings and personal diary entries."

The film tells the story of Clapton’s traumatic childhood, his journey through a series of British bands as he was hailed as a “guitar god,” his solo career, and the dark days of alcohol and drug abuse and the tragic death of his son Conor in 1991.

Among the celebrities in the documentary: B.B. King, George Harrison, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Winwood and former wife Pattie Boyd.

If you can't make it to the premiere, the film will air on Showtime in February.

View the trailer above.

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