Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars plus Q&A Live (15)

Showing as part of Light Arts

Eric Clapton

Light Arts

To book tickets, click a time in the schedule above.

Join us for an intimate evening with music legend Eric Clapton, in conversation with Director Lili Fini Zanuck and special guest host.

This will be a wonderful and rare opportunity for your audiences to experience a live interview with one of the world’s most famous musicians.

We will be broadcasting the Q&A live from the BFI Southbank on January 10th.

“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. The insatiable search to grow his artistic voice left fans surprised as he constantly quit successful bands, from the ground-breaking Yardbirds to ‘60s super-group 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 heart-breaking accident, Eric Clapton always found an inner strength and healing in music.

Told through his own words and songs, as well as those of his family, friends, musical collaborators, contemporaries and many heroes – including BB King, Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison – Eric Clapton: Life in 12 Bars is a moving, revealing and surprising film about one of the great artists of the modern era.

Director
Lili Fini Zanuck
Duration
2 hours 45 minutes
Cast
Eric Clapton

Trailer

Get weekly news, showing times and offers

Would you also like to receive our regular Light Arts email bulletin with news of upcoming theatre and music screenings?

We use cookies to help us provide you with a better service, but do not track anything that can be used to personally identify you. If you prefer us not to set these cookies, please visit our Cookie Settings page or continue browsing our site to accept them. Close