NOW PLAYING: 'Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers'
The late rock 'n' roll icon Tom Petty was born on October 20, 1959, in Gainesville, Florida. On October 20, 2021, the Petty estate is celebrating the date by releasing new movie, Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers, in movie theaters around the world.
The doc serves up an intimate look into the years between 1993 and 1995 while Petty crafted 1994 LP, WIldflowers. The film unveils never-before-seen archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio and on tour, as well as rare behind-the-scenes moments of the rocker at home with his family. The footage is augmented with interviews from the album’s co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker, Benmont Tench.
The uplifting 89-minute documentary was directed by award-winning filmmaker Mary Wharton (Jimmy Carter: Rock and Roll President, Sam Cooke: Legend, Elvis Lives!, The Beatles Revolution) and won the Audience Award at SXSW 2021 and Best Documentary Film at the Boulder Film Festival.
The one-night global celebration is happening via Trafalgar Releasing, with select cinemas presenting encore screenings the following day, October 21, 2021. Find more details and screening locations right here.
Experience the film on the big screen with immersive surround-sound before the YouTube Originals worldwide release for free in full 4K resolution on Tom Petty’s YouTube Channel later this year.
Watch the movie trailer below.