A film that follows Sir Paul McCartney in the days after 9/11 will be screened at on Friday night, followed by conversation with one of the directors.
"" was directed by Albert Maysles and Bradley Kaplan in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attacks. McCartney, who has a house in Amagansett, was on a plane on the tarmac in New York City on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. He went on to organize one of the biggest all-star benefit concerts, "The Concert for New York City."
Maysles will also be on hand during a Thursday night screening of another one of his films, which is about the Rolling Stones free concert at Altamont Speedway in 1969.
In, "The Love We Make," the directors "capture McCartney rehearsing with his band for the concert and connecting with New Yorkers on the streets," according to the description. The film features performances and backstage access to David Bowie, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, James Taylor, and many more.
Lora Nelson, the progam curator, said that McCartney and Maysles have known each other since "Meet The Beatles," a film that Mayles shot when the Fab Four first came to America. "So it was a full circle for these two extraordinary gentlemen," she said. "Had Albert not been there in the beginning it's doubtful he would have ever had access to Paul McCartney at this stage in his career."
Michelle Murphy Strada will moderate the conversation with the director.
The film is being shown as part of Guild Hall's Red Carpet Series and begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22, or $20 for members.
Maysles is also the filmmaker behind "Gimme Shelter," about the tragic Rolling Stones concert in front of 300,000 people on Dec. 6, 1969. A film screening will be held at Guild Hall on Thursday night at 8 p.m.
Comedienne, actress, and author Ali Wentworth will moderate a conversation with Maysles about the concert that also featured Tina Turner, Jefferson Airplane, The Flying Burrito Brothers and others.
"Concerned about security, members of outlaw biker gang The Hell’s Angels were asked to help maintain order. Instead, an atmosphere of fear and dread arose, leading ultimately to the stabbing death of a fan," the film description explains.
Tickets are also $22, or $20 for members.