WATCH: Bruce Springsteen releases new trailer for ‘Western Stars’ companion film
“Western Stars”, which Bruce Springsteen co-directed with longtime collaborator Thom Zimny, will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The concert film features a performance of the entire album of the same name with the orchestra that backed Springsteen on the record, shot in a century-old barn on the singer’s property.
The project also includes archival footage and new interviews in which the musician reflects on his life and decades-long career.
“It is easy to lose yourself or never find yourself. The older you get, the heavier that package becomes that you have not sorted through, so you run. I have done a lot of that kind of running. I have spent 35 years trying to let go of the destructive parts of my character and I still have days where I struggle with it,” he narrated in the new trailer.
The clip takes an intimate turn when Springsteen is seen kissing his wife Patti Scialfa in archival footage dating from the mid-1990s.
“We all have our broken piece. Emotionally, spiritually, in this life, nobody gets away unhurt. We are always trying to find someone whose broken pieces fit with our broken pieces and something whole emerges,” he said.
“Western Stars”, which dropped last June, marks Springsteen’s first studio album in five years. It is also the first project that he has not supported with a tour since his 1982 “Nebraska”.
The album’s companion film will hit theaters worldwide this October. HM/JB