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BBC America slates Nigel Cole’s Bruce Springsteen doc

Nigel Cole‘s 70-minute documentary Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words is set to air across BBC America this November. Produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in association with Springsteen’s long-time videographer Thom Zimny, ...
October 27, 2017

Nigel Cole‘s 70-minute documentary Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words is set to air across BBC America this November.

Produced by Lonesome Pine Productions in association with Springsteen’s long-time videographer Thom Zimny, the documentary recounts the vital moments in the singer-songwriter’s life that influenced some of his most acclaimed songs across such studio albums as 1975′s Born to Run and 1984′s Born in the U.S.A.

The doc, which first aired on Channel 4 in the UK, chronicles Springsteen’s formative years in Freehold, New Jersey, his time spent in a bar band in Asbury Park, and the formation of the legendary E Street Band.

In addition to intimate commentary from The Boss, the film features previously unseen archive of the seminal musician at various stages throughout his life.

Bruce Springsteen: In His Own Words premieres Nov. 26 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.

Springsteen’s long-time manager, Jon Landau, served as a producer on the doc, as well as Barbara Carr, Lesley Douglas and Tracy Nurse.

BBC Worldwide is handling all international rights for the film.

“This documentary is fully Bruce, in his own words, speaking directly to audiences,” said BBC America president Sarah Barnett in a statement. “With limited interruptions, fans can fully immerse themselves in this fantastic film, experiencing an intimate connection with a remarkable storyteller.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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