- Title: 'The Boss' Springsteen walks the "Western Stars" red carpet
- Date: 11th October 2019
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (OCTOBER 11, 2019) (REUTERS) ***WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** MUSICIAN AND "WESTERN STARS" DIRECTOR, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ARRIVING FOR PHOTO CALL AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS ON RED CARPET PHOTOGRAPHERS SPRINGSTEEN POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS, "WESTERN STARS" PRODUCER-DIRECTOR, THOM ZIMNY JOINING HIM AND POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SPRINGSTEEN WITH (R-L) ZIMNY, PRODUCER BARBARA CARR, PRODUCER GEORGE TRAVIS AND PRODUCER JON LANDAU POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS SPRINGSTEEN WALKING AWAY, WAVING TO FANS
- Embargoed: 25th October 2019 22:59
- Keywords: music videos BFI LFF Trudie Styler Bruce Springsteen red carpet premiere Livia Firth Thom Zimny Western Stars Sam Fender
- Location: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM/ VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA001B0NKGNH
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Bruce Springsteen walked out of the rain and onto the red carpet for the European Premiere of his film "Western Stars" on Friday night (October 11) at BFI London Film Festival.
In the concert documentary of the rockstar's first studio album in five years, "Western Stars", Springsteen performs with a band and full orchestra at Stone Hill Farm in New Jersey.
Asked about the decision to make a movie rather than go on tour, producer and co-director Thom Zimny told Reuters it was a process that "evolved".
He said that when working with Springsteen "there is no sit-down moment when you discuss exactly what you are doing."
"You can prepare as much as you want but you usually have to be ready to be thrown something which you never imagined," he said.
Fans camped out in the rain from early afternoon in the hopes of seeing the Boss, who signed autographs and greeted them before going inside to introduce his film.
Among others, Brit Award winner Sam Fender attended on the night. Known for debut album "Hypersonic Missiles", the singer-songwriter described Springsteen as his "biggest hero". He said that the "character" and "storytelling" of "Western Stars" is what makes it so special.
"It kind of reminds me of "Nebraska" (1982 Springsteen album). It's not as bleak as "Nebraska" but the characters are just as animated," he said.
"I'm well excited. I can't wait."
"Western Stars" is out on general release from October 25 in the States, and Oct. 28 in the UK.
(Production: Will Russell, Lisa Giles-Keddie and Mindy Burrows)
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