Tom petty, Somewhere where you feel free, a new documentary about the late musician, will premiere as a "central film" during SXSW Online in March.
The festival site described Mary wharton's Somewhere where you feel free as "an intimate view of a musical icon", taken from a "newly discovered archive of a 16mm film" showing the singer-songwriter at work on the years 1994 Wild flowers.
SXSW Online, the 28th edition of the SXSW Film Festival, will take place March 16-20 on web, mobile and premium television viewing platforms.
Seven films will launch every two hours (11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET), most releasing between March 16 and March 18, with those offering global access and no viewing capacity limits. The festival will include 75 feature films, including 57 world premieres. All details are available online.
“A film will remain available on demand until it reaches its audience capacity or the event ends,” the SXSW site read. “Those with no capacity limit will be available for the duration of the event. Although SXSW is a global event, some films will be restricted to access in the United States due to rights and / or discretion of the filmmaker or distributor. "
"It has been an unprecedented year, marked for the first time by the cancellation of SXSW 2020," Janet Pierson, director of the film, said in a statement. “We feel privileged to have been able to switch to SXSW Online and present a fantastic treasure trove of programming, including a clean and wonderful selection of films that we know will delight, entertain and move our attendees. SXSW Online will provide attendees with a multi-faceted event that talks about so many areas of creativity in a five-day experience that anyone can access on their laptops, phones and televisions. While we don't have the wonderful SXSW in person we know and love, we can come together to be inspired by the work.
Petty's estate issued a boxed edition of Wild flowers in October.