Published on Mar 20, 2012
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Premieres on EPIX on 5/15/13
Recap of where the film has screened:
- EUROPEAN PREMIERE on November 18, 2012 at IDFA (25th International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam).
- THEATRICAL PREMIERE at the IFC Center in NYC in mid-October 2012, which coincided with the release of Rick Springfield's new album "Songs for the End of the World". The film received rave reviews from Time Out NY, NY Times, Variety, and a big feature story in The Hollywood Reporter as well as TV coverage on: ABC, Fox News, The Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and more. A sampling of media mentions may be found at www.rickspringfielddoc.com/press
- FILM FESTIVAL CIRCUIT - The doc hit the circuit in April 2012 and won a Special Jury Award at every festival it was in competition. It was also selected as part of the "Best of HOT DOCs" program (the largest documentary festival in North America). A recap of screenings may be found at www.rickspringfielddoc.com/screenings
ABOUT THE FILM:
If all you know about Rick Springfield was that he longed for Jessie's Girl, you are in for a BIG surprise!
AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART is an award-winning feature-length documentary starring rock icon Rick Springfield and his ardently loyal fans. Directed/produced by Emmy® award-winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer and executive produced/produced/marketed by Melanie Lentz-Janney, this film puts a spotlight on a cultural phenomenon every bit as fanatical as the Deadheads or "Bieber Fever".
Bursting onto the global music scene in 1981 with "Jessie's Girl," Rick Springfield's matinee idol good looks and starring role on General Hospital have often overshadowed his status as a serious musician ... but not to the millions of international fans who make pilgrimages to his concerts just to spend time with other 'Rick-a-holics' and be transported back to the glory days of the 1980's. Rick still plays 80-100 high energy concerts per year, which gives these devoted fans ample opportunities to connect with their idol.
We take an intimate and often comical look into this fascinating sub-culture and the lives of a few of these diehard fans, exploring how the relationship with their idol and his music has personally inspired and affected their lives and ALL those around them.
This film is unlike other music documentaries and much more than an intense look at Rick Springfield. It's a human-interest story that takes its audience on an emotional roller coaster as it touches on a variety of topics including following our dreams, connecting with like-minded people, and the incredible healing power of music.
This film is not just for Rick Springfield fans ... it's a film for everyone ... even people who can't believe they are watching a "Rick Springfield" documentary!
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