Great Lakes Cinema Series Presents: Western Stars
800 Bay Harbor Drive
Petoskey, MI 49770
"The performance footage is mesmerising, as Springsteen articulates the intimacy of lyrics imbued with themes of a mythic West, despite sharing the stage with a full electric band and a 30-piece orchestra." - Radio Times
The film is a cinematic version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name. Springsteen’s longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directed the film together with Springsteen, marking the artist's directorial debut. The film 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 narration with music to tell the story.
Presented on the Center’s 45-foot cinema screen with Dolby theatrical surround sound.