First Trailer for Bruce Springsteen's New Concert Film 'Western Stars'

August 19, 2019
Source: YouTube

Western Stars Trailer

"Change… How do you change yourself?" Warner Bros has revealed the first official trailer for a live concert movie titled Western Stars, in which music legend "Bruce Springsteen invites you to experience his latest album as a special cinematic event." Western Stars is Springsteen's 19th studio album so far, and it's already available now before this new concert doc hits theaters. Longtime collaborator Thom Zimny directs together with Springsteen in his directorial debut. WB also just released the Springsteen-inspired musical Blinded by the Light in theaters this weekend, and this trailer is attached to the film now in theaters. "Bruce lives in the super rarified air of artists who have blazed new and important trails deep into their careers. With Western Stars, Bruce is pivoting yet again, taking us with him on an emotional and introspective cinematic journey, looking back and looking ahead." The film features all 13 songs on the album, backed up by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his nearly 100-year-old barn. Hot damn, Bruce.

Here's the first official trailer for Bruce Springsteen's concert doc Western Stars, from WB's YouTube:

Western Stars Movie

Bruce 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 of Western Stars. Western Stars offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Bruce 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. Western Stars is co-directed by the man himself, Bruce Springsteen, with filmmaker Thom Zimny, who has been working with Bruce for decades; he has also directed docs including The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, The Ties That Bind, Elvis Presley: The Searcher, and The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash previously. Warner Bros will release Springsteen's Western Stars doc in theaters nationwide sometime in the fall after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The exact release date hasn't been revealed yet. Who's planning to go watch the film?

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Love 'ya, Bruce. We've all grown older together, and you're still the Man, who can speak to a life well-lived, and for a generation that's weathered some harsh seasons, through the darkness on the edge of town, to the light, not to be blinded again.

kitano0 on Aug 19, 2019


What is there to say but that this man likes the fact that he knows what to do with himself. And is not hurting anybody, quite the opposite. Nothing wrong and all is good with that ...

shiboleth on Aug 19, 2019


No, he's not hurting anybody. I'm not a big fan and find him a bit narcissistic and toots his own horn a bit too much for me. It's a yawn and a pass for

thespiritbo on Aug 19, 2019


He's a self made man and such people can come much worse than he does. I see some of that what you're saying about him ('a bit narcissistic and toots his own horn a bit too much'), but I don't see that as something very ... problematic. I think that he was never a man of show business and yet he couldn't give up what he always wanted to do. People like him can get much worse that he does, that's all I say. But also, he doesn't appeal to all either. Which is ok ...

shiboleth on Aug 20, 2019


Good take, but I literally couldn't get thru his film version of his Broadway much of the old toot my horn thing and he does really, really take himself a bit too seriously for my taste. He's come up with some great songs, that's for sure. I like his first album, but don't much care for him after that one.

thespiritbo on Aug 20, 2019


When I talk about him, I think only of his music. I never really cared about films related to him. Or books or whatever else. And I had my phases with him. I liked him more when I was younger, but less so later. I guess, there's some nostalgia about it these days. Sometimes, I will still listen to some of his songs and I even mind seeing him in concert, but there's nothing mandatory about any of this. So, yeah, we're quite cool ...

shiboleth on Aug 21, 2019

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