Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rick Springfield Set for Documentary's Whirl

Two and a half decades after his most famous song, “Jessie's Girl,” Rick Springfield is as busy as ever. He's got a new CD coming out in December, a song on the next Foo Fighters album and a documentary about his dedicated fan base world premiering this weekend.

Springfield will not be in attendance for the Saturday April 14th debut of An Affair of the Heart at the Florida Film Festival, as he will be performing Friday through Sunday in three different states. But he will make it to the event for the Q&A portion of an encore presentation on Thursday April 19th. Fans are being told that the stand-by line for this 9:30 p.m. screening will be open at 10:00 a.m.

The Orlando locale of the film's debut is especially sweet for its makers, local film publicist-turned-producer Melanie Lentz-Janney and producer-director Sylvia Caminer who, though based in LA, is also from the central Florida area. The pair's main goal with the film was to capture just how dynamically Springfield continues to tour, compose and interact with his devoted followers.


You can expect to hear much more about this feature documentary following the Florida Film Festival unveiling.  It's a feel-good topic tailor-made for the festival circuit, with slots already booked for Nashville and Toronto's Hot Docs. There's also the can't-miss PR angle of a Springfield interview, as was the case today in the Orlando Sentinel.

In keeping with the movie's grassroots campaign, the Twitter account for the film has been dubbed @YellowRickRoad. Indeed, many people will soon be off to see this 1980s wizard, catching a more meaningful media glimpse of the Australian born 62-year-old pop star than those allowed by his occasional TV guest star appearances.

[An Affair of the Heart]

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