Thursday, September 23, 2010

HBO to air Springsteen film

Some Bruce Springsteen news on his birthday today, so let’s start with a Happy Birthday, Bruce!

Following its recent premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (see “Springsteen Rocks Toronto Film Fest” here and “Watch Springsteen Toronto Film Fest interview” here), Springsteen’s new documentary, “The Promise,” is set for broadcast next month on HBO.

“The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” an in-the-studio look at the recording of Springsteen's 1978 album, will debut Thursday, October 7 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

If you miss the debut, HBO will be running the film several times:

October 12 (3:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.)
October 16 (11:30 p.m.)
October 21 (10:30 a.m., 1:55 a.m.)
October 24 (5:00 p.m.)
October 30 (2:00 p.m.)

“The Promise: The Making Of Darkness On The Edge Of Town,” goes into the studio with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for the recording of their fourth album. Grammy- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny has collaborated with Springsteen on this documentary, gaining access to never before seen footage shot from 1976 to 1978, capturing home rehearsals and recording sessions that reveal Springsteen’s creative process at work.

Bruce Springsteen
The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge Of Town (clip)

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Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Capital Center, Landover, Maryland – August 15, 1978