Western Stars is a cinematic film version of Bruce Springsteen’s latest globally successful album of the same name. It offers fans the world over their only opportunity to see Springsteen perform all 13 songs on the album, backed by a band and a full orchestra, under the cathedral ceiling of his historic nearly 100-year-old barn. Springsteen’s first studio album in five years, Western Stars marks a departure for the legendary singer/songwriter while still drawing on his roots. Touching on themes of love and loss, loneliness and family, and the inexorable passage of time, the documentary film evokes the American West—both the mythic and the hardscrabble—weaving archival footage and Springsteen’s personal narration with song to tell the story.
“[A] sublime concert film.” — Ken Jaworowski, New York Times
“…at once intimate and sweeping, [it] should please both Springsteen completists and more recent fans when Western Stars rides into theaters…” — Michael Rechtshaffen, Hollywood Reporter
“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.” — Peter Howell, Toronto Star
Bruce Springsteen, Thom Zimny
New Line Cinema