Springsteen & I
Studio: Eagle Rock Entertainment
Released: October 29, 2013
Reviewed: December 22, 2013
Fully endorsed and supported by Bruce Springsteen, Springsteen & I is a unique feature music documentary celebrating a rock ‘n’ roll icon. The film has already enjoyed a very successful theatrical release grossing over $2.5 million in cinemas in 50 countries since July 2013. Working with the filmmakers, Springsteen’s fans have helped create a film that reflects on their personal experiences to explore what this timeless artist means to them amidst amazing performance footage.
The experiences that form the emotional core of this compelling film are touching, at times humorous and frequently extraordinary insights and stories that all come from the heart. Springsteen & I is a film by the fans and for the fans, created with the full support of Bruce Springsteen, which tracks his career to date.
Ridley Scott, Executive Producer, commented, “This beautifully crafted film provides a unique insight into the powerful bond between a recording artist and those who connect so profoundly with his music.”
USA Today highlighted the “plethora of unseen material even the die-hards haven't laid eyes on yet” which includes footage of unseen Springsteen performances of classics such as Dancing In The Dark, Born In The USA, I’m On Fire, Born To Run, The River, Thunder Road, Spirits In The Night, and many more. Bonus Features include six tracks from Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 Hyde Park performance: Thunder Road; Because The Night; Shackled & Drawn, We Are Alive, Twist and Shout and I Saw Her Standing There accompanied by Paul McCartney sharing vocals. There is also additional fan contributions not included in the film.
Springsteen & I is a celebratory experience that wears its heart on its sleeve. The NME said the film perfectly captured “the stomach-flipping feeling you get when Springsteen straps on a guitar”. Director Judd Apatow called the film “a great music doc. Really moving, it rocked. There is nobody like Springsteen.”
- Written by Randy Patterson
Springsteen & I