The documentary “Springsteen & I” will screen at 7:30 tonight at the Regal movie theater in Bend’s Old Mill District. Tickets are $15.
Here’s what I wrote about it in last week’s GO! Magazine:
There are plenty of rock stars big enough to warrant their own documentaries.
But there are very few who are so massive and so meaningful that a filmmaker could focus solely on their fans.
Bruce Springsteen — songwriter extraordinaire, tireless performer, rock ‘n’ roll everyman and generational icon — is one of the latter.
And so, “Springsteen & I” exists.
The documentary … “incorporates the efforts of more than 2,000 fans around the world who submitted personal video clips to make the ultimate collective filmmaking experience about how Springsteen and his music became the soundtrack to so many lives.”
The trailer … features several people talking about their Springsteen love, from a man hugging Bruce after getting dumped to a woman who used to tell her son (tongue-in-cheekily, we think) the Boss was his father.
That’s all great, but it’s also worth noting that the film features lots of performances, behind-the-scenes clips and never-before-seen archival concert footage. So even if the fans aren’t your thing, you get lots of Bruce. And that’s a good thing.
And here’s the trailer!