Thursday 3rd December Doors/Bar* open 7pm film starts around 7-30pm *(serving the best Kentucky Bourbon)
'Western Stars - Bruce Springsteen' PG / America 83 mins
"Western Stars" is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen's globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen's longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directed the film together with Springsteen, marking Springsteen's directorial debut. The film "Western Stars" offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn. Springsteen's first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West--both the mythic and the hardscrabble--weaving archival footage and Springsteen's personal narration with song to tell the story.
The film features Springsteen explaining the inspiration for each song. This movie is as much about Springsteen the man, as it is about Springsteen, the performer. I was never a great fan of Springsteen but I am now, having seen this film.
At the age of 71, Springsteen forgoes his more typical, invigorating concert experience for an intimate, reflective live show; it's achingly beautiful, tender, and personal, with strains of regret and hope. Marking Springsteen's directorial debut alongside Thom Zimny, Western Stars ranks with the best concert films ever made, with its combination of wonderful songs and touching orchestration and Springsteen's confessional asides.
The songs are surprisingly moving; they're great stories of everyday Americans, but -- rather than having the heart-pumping energy of Springsteen's early work -- these songs are wistful and quiet, looking back to find a way to look forward. It's possibly one of the best collections in the singer's career.
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Tickets $15 and $12 from eventfinda.co.nz and on door if not sold out