Previously at the ICA - Films
12 Jan 2018 – 1 Feb 2018
'CLAPTON IS GOD'. With these words graffitied across London, Eric Clapton became the ultimate guitar hero. He is the only ever three-time-inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, an 18-time Grammy Award winner, and widely renowned as one of the greatest performers of all time.
But behind the scenes lay restlessness and tragedy. First feature filmmaker Lili Fini Zanuck follows the insatiable search to grow his artistic voice leaving fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands, from the ground-breaking Yardbirds to 60s supergroup Cream. His isolated pursuit of his craft, and fear of selling out, served as a catalyst for his evolution as an artist.
Stretching from his traumatic childhood living in a 'house of secrets' to his long and difficult struggle with drugs and alcohol and the tragic loss of his son in a heartbreaking accident, Eric Clapton always found an inner strength and healing in music.
Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars, dir. Lili Fini Zanuck, UK 2017, 135 mins