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Tom Petty’s death in 2017 from an accidental drug overdose shook music fans worldwide. Following his death, his family discovered a collection of 16mm footage shot during the creation of Petty’s solo album "Wildflowers." Director Mary Wharton (JIMMY CARTER ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT) uses these nostalgic moments with intimate interviews to weave together a love letter to Petty’s touchstone album and his personal struggle to feel free.

"I think I’m a soul singer because you have to connect with your soul in a way." Petty’s words about his artistic approach during this time reverberate as enchanting and haunting. Indeed, "Wildflowers" continues to resonate with fans young and old today and TOM PETTY, SOMEWHERE YOU FEEL FREE is a beautiful, complimentary tribute to a scrappy and prolific artist.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Director
    Mary Wharton
  • Producer
    Peter Afterman
  • Executive Producer
    Mary Wharton, Dan Braun, Adria Petty
  • Cinematographer
    Anne Etheridge
  • Editor
    Mari Keiko Gonzalez
  • Music
    Tom Petty