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


Main Theater Wed, Oct 20 7:00 PM
Main Theater Thu, Oct 21 7:00 PM
Run Time:1hr 45min
Release Year:2021
Live Concert
Cast:Tom Petty
Rick Rubin
Mike Campbell
Benmont Tench
George Drakoulias
Director:Mary Wharton


Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of WildflowersSynopsisWinner of the 2021 SXSW Audience Award,TomPetty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowersoffers a unique take on thePettylegacy, 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 atPettyfeatures 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 ofPettyand his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family,providing a view ofTomPettyas he has never been seen before.