Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers

Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers
  • 2021
  • US
  • 1h 29min
  • Directed by: Mary Wharton
  • Cast: Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, Rick Rubin

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Barbican Cinemas 2 & 3, London EC2Y (0.0 miles)

Beech Street, London, EC2Y 8AE
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Thu 21 Oct

Cinema 2


  • 20:40
Cinema 3


  • 20:40

Winner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award,TomPetty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wild flowers offers a unique take on the Petty legacy, diving deep into a condensed period of creativity and freedom for the legendary rock star.

Capturing the period of 1993-1995, during which he created his seminal and most emotionally raw album Wildflowers, the unvarnished look at Petty features never-before-seen footage drawn from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film as well as new interviews with album co-producers Rick Rubin and Heartbreaker Mike Campbell, along with original Heartbreaker Benmont Tench.

Director Mary Wharton illuminates an artist at the height of his powers, providing an intimate and emotional look at an enigmatic icon with archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, providing a view of Tom Petty as he has never been seen before.


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A Tom Petty documentary is coming to the big screen next month. The film 'Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers' – which is focused on his legendary 1994 solo record – will be given a theatrical release around the world to celebrate the…

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