June 18th, 2012

CNN Digital premieres Springsteen documentary

Whether you were “Born in the U.S.A.” or elsewhere, fans all over the world re-live their “Glory Days” through the music of Bruce Springsteen. On Monday, June 18, ‘Wrecking Ball’, a 22-minute Springsteen-commissioned film, makes its debut on CNN, available for users to watch in its entirety on CNN.com. Titled after his latest album, ‘Wrecking Ball’ centers on a rare press conference Springsteen held earlier this year with a group of European journalists. In the film, Springsteen talks candidly about his life, his music and latest album. ‘Wrecking Ball’ was filmed and edited by Mr. Springsteen’s archivist Thom Zimny, who wove archival footage and photos, as well as music and video from the “Wrecking Ball” album into the film.  In addition to the film, CNN writer and Springsteen enthusiast Todd Leopold pays tribute to the many layers of the press-shy musician, and contends that at the essence of Springsteen’s music lies a call to social justice.