The Love We Make

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The Love We Make
The Love We Make.jpg
Directed byAlbert Maysles/Bradley Kaplan
StarringPaul McCartney
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
  • Laura Coxson
  • Susan Froemke
  • Bradley Kaplan
  • Ian Markiewicz
  • Katie Shoran
  • Paul McCartney (executive producer)
  • Chris McCue (associate producer)
CinematographyAlbert Maysles
Editor(s)Ian Markiewicz
Running time91 minutes
Production company(s)Maysles Films / MPL Communications
DistributorEagle Vision
Original networkShowtime Networks
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 at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2011 along with a theatrical release on that day in Japan.[4]

The film had its television premiere on Showtime on September 10, 2011 – the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attacks.[3]

The home video was released by Eagle Rock Entertainment on December 6, 2011 on DVD and Blu-ray.[5]

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.[permanent dead link]
  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.
  4. ^ "The Love We Make (2011 TV Movie) Release Info". 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  5. ^ "The Love We Make Blu-ray". 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2018.

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