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HBO Canada Presents the North American Television Premiere of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS, May 22

– Premiering Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, revealing and intimate new music documentary explores seminal moments spanning the music legend’s career –

“…he is an unusually reflective and self-aware artist, which may be why he remains interesting after so many decades in the business.” – The Guardian

“…anyone who is interested in fame, friendship, family relationships and the creative process will (enjoy) this.” – The Arts Desk

From “Born to Run” and “Glory Days”, to “Dancing in the Dark” and “Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen has produced some of the most beloved songs in modern music. Through intimate conversations and previously unseen footage, the music icon discusses key moments in his life in BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS, a new 72-minute documentary from director and archivist Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, Made in Dagenham). The documentary makes its exclusive North American television premiere, Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO Canada.

Following its premiere, the documentary is available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. Following its broadcast run, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS will stream on CraveTV, joining a robust lineup of music documentaries that includes THE ROLLING STONES OLE, OLE, OLÉ: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, Spike Lee’s MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL, and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK.

Click HERE for a sneak peek of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS features the rock icon as he discusses key moments that provided the influence for some of the most acclaimed songs of his extensive career, and the impact that 1950s Doo-Wop, Elvis’s Rockabilly rebellion, and soul music had on his life. In intimate conversation, Springsteen explores his early years growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, recounting the seminal moments that fueled his relentless drive to become a musician, his years as a bar band king in Asbury Park, the rise of the E Street Band, and his eventual ascendance to the top of rock’s hierarchy.

The documentary also features rare and previously unseen archive footage of Springsteen at various stages in his life, provided in consultation with film director and archivist Thom Zimny. Zimny has spent 16 years cataloguing photographs, film, and audio recordings of Springsteen throughout his career.

The documentary was filmed in fall 2016 in the U.S. and Britain, while Springsteen was launching his New York Times bestselling autobiography Born to Run. Hailed as the global publishing event of the year, the book stayed on the bestseller list for 15 straight weeks, and received critical raves around the world. It will be published in paperback on September 5, 2017.

The companion album, Chapter And Verse, coincided with the book’s release. Springsteen selected the songs on Chapter And Verse to reflect the themes and sections of Born to Run. The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with “Wrecking Ball,” the title track from his 2012 album. The song collection traces Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS is produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in collaboration with Thom Zimny. Director is Nigel Cole. Distributor is BBC Worldwide.

 

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HBO Canada Presents the North American Television Premiere of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS, May 22

– Premiering Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, revealing and intimate new music documentary explores seminal moments spanning the music legend’s career –

“…he is an unusually reflective and self-aware artist, which may be why he remains interesting after so many decades in the business.” – The Guardian

“…anyone who is interested in fame, friendship, family relationships and the creative process will (enjoy) this.” – The Arts Desk

From “Born to Run” and “Glory Days”, to “Dancing in the Dark” and “Born in the U.S.A.,” Bruce Springsteen has produced some of the most beloved songs in modern music. Through intimate conversations and previously unseen footage, the music icon discusses key moments in his life in BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS, a new 72-minute documentary from director and archivist Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls, Made in Dagenham). The documentary makes its exclusive North American television premiere, Monday, May 22 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HBO Canada.

Following its premiere, the documentary is available on TMN GO and HBO Canada OnDemand. Following its broadcast run, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS will stream on CraveTV, joining a robust lineup of music documentaries that includes THE ROLLING STONES OLE, OLE, OLÉ: A TRIP ACROSS LATIN AMERICA, Spike Lee’s MICHAEL JACKSON’S JOURNEY FROM MOTOWN TO OFF THE WALL, and KURT COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK.

Click HERE for a sneak peek of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS features the rock icon as he discusses key moments that provided the influence for some of the most acclaimed songs of his extensive career, and the impact that 1950s Doo-Wop, Elvis’s Rockabilly rebellion, and soul music had on his life. In intimate conversation, Springsteen explores his early years growing up in Freehold, New Jersey, recounting the seminal moments that fueled his relentless drive to become a musician, his years as a bar band king in Asbury Park, the rise of the E Street Band, and his eventual ascendance to the top of rock’s hierarchy.

The documentary also features rare and previously unseen archive footage of Springsteen at various stages in his life, provided in consultation with film director and archivist Thom Zimny. Zimny has spent 16 years cataloguing photographs, film, and audio recordings of Springsteen throughout his career.

The documentary was filmed in fall 2016 in the U.S. and Britain, while Springsteen was launching his New York Times bestselling autobiography Born to Run. Hailed as the global publishing event of the year, the book stayed on the bestseller list for 15 straight weeks, and received critical raves around the world. It will be published in paperback on September 5, 2017.

The companion album, Chapter And Verse, coincided with the book’s release. Springsteen selected the songs on Chapter And Verse to reflect the themes and sections of Born to Run. The compilation begins with two tracks from The Castiles, featuring a teenaged Springsteen on guitar and vocals, and ends with “Wrecking Ball,” the title track from his 2012 album. The song collection traces Springsteen’s musical history from its earliest days, telling a story that parallels the one in the book.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: IN HIS OWN WORDS is produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in collaboration with Thom Zimny. Director is Nigel Cole. Distributor is BBC Worldwide.

 

For more information

Nicolle Stranges

nicolle.stranges@bellmedia.ca

HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is included with a subscription to The Movie Network, which is available across Canada through television service providers. HBO Canada is available in high definition on HBO Canada HD, and on HBO Canada OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service. Throughout Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, as well as on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. HBO Canada is a multiplex channel of The Movie Network. The Movie Network is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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