Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free

USA, Feature Documentary, 2021, 89 min

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PR Photo Rick Rubin_Tom Petty_W_Robert Sebree

Winner of an Audience Award at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival

This film offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star. Capturing the period of 1993–95, during which Petty created his seminal and most emotionally raw album Wildflowers, the unvarnished look at the singer, songwriter and musician features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16-mm film, as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, plus original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench. Director Mary Wharton illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and emotional look at an enigmatic icon with archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour and at home with his family, providing a view of Tom Petty as has never been seen before. Produced by Peter Afterman Executive produced by Mary Wharton, Dan Braun, Adria Petty, Aaron Bay-Schuck, Tom Corson, Charlie Cohen Co-produced by Sarah Haber Dan Braun, Mary Wharton and Peter Afterman iIn person

Directed by Mary Wharton

Colorado Premiere

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