A cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album, "Western Stars" weaves archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to evoke a touching narrative of love and loss, loneliness and family and the inescapable passage of time. Set under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn, the documentary film gives fans across the world their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on his album, backed up by a band and full orchestra.
PG, 130 min.
"In WESTERN STARS, Springsteen spins his confessions into a beautiful and haunting tone poem, yet he remains every inch a showman." - Variety
"It's the cutaways between songs that stitch it all together with an emotional thread that charts its subject's struggles over the decades." - Time Out
"At age 70, Springsteen forgoes his more typical, invigorating concert experience for an intimate, reflective live show; it's achingly beautiful, tender, and personal, with strains of regret and hope." - Common Sense Media
"A lovely companion piece to the latest album from the legendary musician." - RogerEbert.com
"Throughout, Springsteen proves prophet and poet, a rhinestone cowboy still barreling down the highway of life." - Detroit News
"'Western Stars', Bruce Springsteen's best album in years, makes for an enchanting movie that looks bravely ahead at the open road while casting a longing glance in the rear-view mirror." - Toronto Star
"Shot at [Bruce's] barn in New Jersey among friends and family, the setting is so intimate it feels you received your very own invitation." - LA Weekly