Bruce Springsteen went north of the border Thursday for the premiere of his new concert film, Western Stars, at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Speaking to reporters on the red carpet, he said, "It’s just a continuation of the stories I’ve been writing my whole career, and I hope that it’s something, that it’s inspiring and fun and people enjoy it.” Bruce also took part in a Q&A following the screening.
The film features Bruce, a small band, a horn section and a 30-piece orchestra performing his Western Stars album, in his New Jersey barn interspersed by narration, landscape shots and home movies, including his and Patti's honeymoon in Yosemite.
There will be an exclusive two-night screening of the film in select theaters on October 19th and 23rd, before opening nationwide on October 25th. A soundtrack will also be released later this year.
Bruce's Netflix special, Springsteen on Broadway, won a Creative Emmy Award Saturday night for Outstanding Directing in a Variety Special. However, Bruce failed to become one of the few to win a Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and a Tony (EGOT) when the special lost to Paul McCartney's Carpool Karaoke with James Corden in the category for Outstanding Variety Special - Pre-Recorded.