BBC America to Premiere Acclaimed Bruce Springsteen Documentary (VIDEO)
BBC America announced in a press release it has acquired the lauded documentary, Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words, and will air it in November. The 70-minute documentary directed by Nigel Cole explores Springsteen's early life and how certain moments shaped him into the artist he is today.
"This documentary is fully Bruce, in his own words, speaking directly to audiences. With limited interruptions, fans can fully immerse themselves in this fantastic film, experiencing an intimate connection with a remarkable storyteller," Sarah Barnett, president of BBC America, said in the release.
“It was about 95 percent finished when he died,” says producer Lisa Johnson.
In the doc, Springsteen talks about growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, learning to play the guitar, his relentless drive to become a rock star and how the E Street Band came about.
There will also be unseen footage in this broadcast of Springsteen throughout his career "provided in consultation with the Grammy and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny," who has worked with the Grammy winner for the past 18 years.
Check out a sneak peek clip below:
Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words, Sunday, Nov. 26, 10/9c, BBC AmericaAlertMe