Film Year: 2019
Film Length: 83 min.
Director: Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny
This music-fueled documentary offers audiences the opportunity to see Bruce Springsteen perform all 13 songs from his new critically acclaimed album Western Stars, his first studio album in five years. Director Thom Zimny, alongside Springsteen himself, captures his single performance of the album for a private audience at his farmhouse, surrounded by a thirty-person orchestra. Evoking both the mythic and rugged elements of the American West, this film weaves together archival footage and Springsteen’s own narration to contextualize themes of love, loss, and the inevitable passage of time to tell the story of Western Stars. Discussion with co-director Thom Zimny, moderated by Bill Antholis (The Miller Center)
Presented by The AV Company and Harvest Moon Catering
Supported by Charlottesville Radio Group and The Miller Center
The Paramount Theater