‘The Bruce Springsteen Archives’ Film at Festival in Asbury Park

The Asbury Park Music and Film Festival and the Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University will once again screen  “The Bruce Springsteen Archives”  at the Paramount Theatre Sat., April 25 at 4 p.m.

Thom Zimny, long time film director and archivist for Bruce Springsteen, will present an exclusive screening of rare and never before seen footage of Springsteen from the Thrill Hill Vault spanning from his early years to recent tour highlights. Following the screening, a panel discussion and Q&A will take place moderated by Backstreets editor, Chris Phillips.

Tickets for the event are priced at $30 and $25 can be purchased at apmff.org/tickets.

Zimny is a Grammy and Emmy Award-winning artist, who recently won an Emmy for outstanding director for “Springsteen on Broadway” screened on Netflix. His most recent feature “Western Stars” was co-directed alongside Bruce Springsteen, and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was an official selection at London’s BFI.

Tickets are priced at $30.00 and $25.00 can be purchased at apmff.org/tickets.

Also premiering in 2019 was“The Gift: The Journey of Johnny Cash” on YouTube / 2019] which was made in collaboration with the Cash Estate, The Kennedy Marshall Company and Imperative Entertainment.

Zimny has worked with Springsteen for the past 20 years, directing both “Bruce Springsteen’s High Hopes” for HBO 2014 and  “The Ties That Bind” for HBO in 2015.  He has also helmed music videos for Bob Dylan, The Low Anthem and many others.

“I’m honored to celebrate my 20 year collaboration with Bruce and Jon (Landau) by sharing some of the treasures, both recent and past, from the Springsteen Archives with the fans,”  Zimny said.

“We are grateful to have Thom Zimny return to present rare concert footage of Bruce Springsteen’s live career on stage at this year’s Asbury Park Music + Film Festival,” said Eileen Chapman, Bruce Springsteen Archives and Center for American Music at Monmouth University. “Last year’s event turned out to be one of the real highlights of the year in Asbury Park and we look forward to another memorable afternoon again on April 25th.”

The not-for-profit APMFF will benefit underserved children in Asbury Park and its surrounding areas by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities.

The APMFF returns for its sixth year and is scheduled for April 23-26 in Asbury Park. The festival will also feature “An Evening With The Sopranos Creator David Chase” on Sat., April 25 at 7 p.m. and performance by Melissa Etheridge on Thurs., April 23 at 7:30 p.m, both happening at the historic Paramount Theatre.  Dylan Archives V, a Festival staple over the last four years, will make its return on Sun., April 26 at noon at the House of Independents.

The Festival has already welcomed many music and film heavyweights which include Bruce Springsteen, Danny DeVito, Wyclef Jean, Stevie Van Zandt, The Farrelly Brothers, David Crosby, Cameron Crowe, Don Cheadle, Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule), John Densmore (The Doors), Jakob Dylan (The Wallflowers), Michael Franti and Cat Power.

The 2020 Asbury Park Music + Film Festival is sponsored by Founding Partners RWJ Barnabas Health and Asbury Park Press, Presenting Partner First Atlantic Federal Credit Union and Sponsors Madison Marquette, World Subaru and the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation.

The Asbury Park Music + Film Festival provides resources to support music education for underserved youth in and around Asbury Park, New Jersey.  Funding supports the Asbury Park Music Foundation, “Music Saved My Life” youth education programs, Lakehouse Music Academy programs and other initiatives in the surrounding areas. Utilizing the Beat Bus Mobile Recording Studio, the APMFF delivers high-tech music education to students and provides after-school programming at schools in Asbury Park, Long Branch, Red Bank and Bradley Beach. APMFF offers scholarship opportunities and a commitment to musical excellence which affords life-changing experiences.

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