New Tom Petty documentary hitting theaters in October and premiering on YouTube later in 2021 – Everett Post
Tom Petty’s new documentary, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, which premiered last March as part of the South by Southwest Virtual Film Festival, will get its theatrical release as a worldwide screening on October 20 – coinciding with what would have been Tom Small‘s 71st birthday.
The film focuses on the successful creative period from 1993 to 1995, during which Petty made his acclaimed 1994 studio effort Wildflowers and recorded many other songs that were not originally released on the album. The film features never-before-seen footage shot during the filming of Wildflowers, as well as new interviews with the producer Rick rubin and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell – who co-produced the album with Tom – as well as the Heartbreakers keyboardist Tench of Benmont.
Archival footage doesn’t just capture Petty in the studio, but on tour and with her family at home.
In addition to the October 20 screenings of Somewhere You Feel Free, the film will be screened in select theaters on October 21. Visit TomPettyFilm.com to find out where the documentary is showing and to purchase tickets. Then, later this year, the film will be released worldwide as a free streaming event in 4K resolution on Petty’s official YouTube channel as part of the YouTube Originals series.
You can view an excerpt from the documentary on Youtube now that includes archival footage of Petty recording the Wildflowers track “Only a Broken Heart,” as well as recent footage of Rubin, Tench and Campbell discussing the song.
Somewhere You Feel Free was produced by Mary wharton, whose credits also include Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President of Last Year.
A large box of wildflowers titled Wild flowers and all the rest, which featured a plethora of excerpts from the sessions, was released last year.
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