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***UPDATE: The venue for The Love We Make has changed to the Northwest Film Forum. Venue and event details on the NWFF site here.***

Beatles lovers, native east-coasters and general film and music buffs will come together on this one: The Love We Make has us more excited to go to the movies than we've been in a long, long time. The pressy bits say it better than we ever could, so first and foremost, let's get on that:

Directed by Albert Maysles – the man behind the camera for Grey Gardens {ed. note: crazy genius!!}, the Beatles' first U.S. visit in 1964, and the Rolling Stones' Gimme Shelter, which captured the infamous Altamont Speedway Free Festival – and Bradley Kaplan, The Love We Make follows Paul McCartney through the streets of New York City in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks as he organizes an all-star benefit concert, The Concert for New York City.

On the morning of September 11, 2001 McCartney was in a plane on the tarmac, about to leave New York, when the attacks occurred. Grounded, he returned to the city and witnessed first-hand the shock and devastation that overtook New York. Directors Maysles and Kaplan capture McCartney rehearsing with his band for the concert, connecting with New Yorkers on the streets, and behind-the-scenes at interviews with Dan Rather, Howard Stern and others. The film features performances from the concert itself, with unparalleled backstage access to McCartney and such luminaries as David Bowie, Steve Buscemi, Eric Clapton, President Bill Clinton, Sheryl Crow, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harrison Ford, Mick Jagger, Jay Z, Billy Joel, Elton John, Stella McCartney, Governor George Pataki, Keith Richards, James Taylor, Pete Townshend, and many more.

The mere mention of Grey Gardens — the documentary about Big Edie and Little Edie, aunt and cousin of Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis — sent us running to the ticket booth, our pace sped only by the idea of a glimpse at Sir McCartney in all his big-screen glory. This movie is sure to be a heart-tugger, due in part to the subject matter as it surrounds the 9/11 attacks, but also in an upbeat sense with the "unparalleled backstage access" that we'll be experiencing at the hands of these directors: as was the case in GG, there's a sense of being in the room as a fly-on-the-wall-observer, simultaneously watching and becoming a part of what's going onMaysles and Kaplan have set the bar high, and we can't wait to see what they've done in a musical setting.

Intrigued? Terrif! Us too! Why don't you enter to win a pair of tickets to this Sunday's screening at the Neptune? Just send us an email with the subject line "TheLoveYouMake" to tig {at} threeimaginarygirls {dot} com. We'll be taking entries through noon on Thursday, so be sure to drop us a line before then! And good luck!

{All ages / $12 adv / $16 DOS. Tickets and more information at the venue's event page here.}