The Love We Make

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The Love We Make
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Directed by Albert Maysles
Starring Paul McCartney
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 91 minutes
Original release
  • September 10, 2011 (2011-09-10) (United States)

The Love We Make is a cinéma vérité documentary film by Albert Maysles. The film chronicles Paul McCartney's experiences in New York City after the September 11, 2001 attacks, following him as he prepared The Concert for New York City October 2001 benefit event.[1] McCartney was on an airplane taxiing at JFK International Airport, about to depart for the United Kingdom, when the attacks occurred, and he wanted to do something to uplift and benefit the first responders in New York, so he arranged this concert.[2] The film chronicles McCartney's planning and backstage experiences with the other participants in the concert.[3]

The film premiered on Showtime on September 10, 2011 – the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attacks.[3]

The film's title comes from a line in The Beatles' song "The End".[3]


  1. ^ Strachan, Alex (2011). "Words of wisdom from Paul McCartney". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Chan, Anna (2011). "Film captures McCartney's 'Love' for New York after 9/11". MSNBC. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Hinckley, David (2011). "'The Love We Make' documentary shows footage of Paul McCartney rallying friends for 9/11 concert". New York Daily News. Retrieved 8 August 2011. 

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