Are you a Bruce Springsteen fan? If so, you'll want to catch one of the two screenings of "The Promise" (April 22and, or 23rd) at The Atlas Performing Arts Center. "The Promise" is a documentary film featuring previously unseen late 1970s footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band, including rehearsals, and interviews.
Columbia Records and Emerging Pictures Team to Present Bruce Springsteen's "The Promise" for Benefit Screenings
(Washington, DC) Following international acclaim at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, The British Film Institute’s London Film Festival, and the Rome International Film Festival, Bruce Springsteen's "The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town", a film by Thom Zimny, is now set to screen theatrically across the US. Screenings at the Atlas Performing Arts Center will be April 22 and April 23. Both screenings begin at 8pm in the Lang Theatre. Tickets can be purchased at www.atlasarts.org or by calling the Atlas Box Office at 202.399.7993 ext. 2.
This uniquely insightful film will have a limited theatrical run at community based not-for-profit specialty cinemas, performing arts centers and independent art-houses as a benefit screening and fundraiser. The Columbia Records/Sony Music documentary will be distributed by Emerging Pictures through their nationwide network of cinemas utilizing digital distribution and projection, Emerging Cinemas.
Theatres with 501-(c)(3) non-profit status will retain 100% of box-office receipts, while for-profit venues will keep 50%, donating the remaining funds to a charity of their choice. All benefit screenings will take place between April 22nd and May 3rd, when "The Promise" will become available at all retail outlets on DVD/BluRay.
"The Promise: The Making of Darkness On The Edge of Town" was directed by Grammy- and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Thom Zimny. The film, which premiered to the public with a limited HBO engagement in October 2010, received a rapturous critical response. The Los Angeles Times gave "The Promise” five stars, while Variety called it "thrilling” and “a vivid portrait."
The ninety-minute documentary combines never-before-seen footage of Springsteen and the E Street Band shot between 1976 and 1978, including home rehearsals and studio sessions with new interviews with Springsteen, E Street Band members, manager Jon Landau, former-manager Mike Appel, and others closely involved in the making of the record.