I’m proud to be a part of it,” comments Springfield. “They went real deep, and there are some scenes that are pretty amazing.
Maitland, FL (PRWEB) March 16, 2012
The 2012 Florida Film Festival sponsored by Full Sail University, announced today that rock idol Rick Springfield will attend the World Premiere of AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART. Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer and mega-fan turned executive producer Melanie Lentz-Janney bring us face-to-face with this Grammy® Award-winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author. The music doc spotlights Springfield’s most fervent fans as passionate about him today as they were when “Jessie’s Girl” was #1 in the early ‘80s. The film has garnered a prestigious position as one of 10 competing feature documentaries in a record-breaking year for Festival entries.
“I’m proud to be a part of it,” comments Springfield. “They went real deep, and there are some scenes that are pretty amazing… stories that I’ve never heard before. Some of these fans have been with me for 30 years, so I’m really intertwined in their lives. That’s the crux of the film.”
The 2012 Festival runs April 13-22 in Central Florida. Springfield will be available for red carpet media interviews on April 19th at 9pm. Fans have the unique opportunity to engage in a private, audience Q&A following Thursday night’s screening. The filmmakers will attend both screenings and answer questions offering behind-the-scenes, exclusive insight into Springfield’s life, music, and fans.
To purchase Festival passes and ticket packages, visit http://www.FloridaFilmFestival.com. Festival pass holders gain access to all films. Ticket package holders can redeem film vouchers for individual film tickets before they are available to the public. Early redemption occurs Wednesday, March 21 – Saturday, March 24. Individual film tickets go on sale to the general public on Sunday, March 25. Ticket prices start at $10. Note: Film listings will not be available at FloridaFilmFestival.com from Monday, March 19 – Wednesday, March 21 at 8PM. At that time, the complete 2012 Florida Film Festival lineup of 168 films will be revealed.
Saturday, April 14, 12NOON at Regal Winter Park Village 20
Thursday, April 19, 9:30PM at Enzian
Thursday, April 19, 9PM at Enzian
Press accreditation forms are available at FloridaFilmFestival.com/Press/
Live Q&A with Rick Springfield
Thursday, April 19, following 9:30PM film screening
Springfield will also be performing at The Plaza Live Theatre (http://www.theplazalive.com) on Friday, April 20th.
About AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART:
Typically, pop idols rise and fall, usually lost to the changeable tide of taste or the destructive by-products of their meteoric fame. However, one idol has never slowed down—Rick Springfield. AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART explores the fuel that powers his enduring popularity and inspires the most loyal and persistent fan base since the Deadheads. Traveling in his wake, Springfield’s devotees identify their obsession as a lifestyle rather than a pastime, and his relationships with members of his fan base are remarkably intimate and sincere. Unlike most music documentaries, the filmmakers paint a touching portrait of hard-working Springfield, but truly pull in the focus to study his devoted fans—a tribe of diverse creatures whose connection to one another is almost as strong as their love for Rick. The film takes an intimate and often comical look into this fascinating sub-culture, exploring how the relationship with their idol and his music has personally inspired and affected their lives and those around them.
About the Florida Film Festival:
The Florida Film Festival is the premier showcase in Central Florida for American independent and international film. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Festival debuted in 1992 and is a core program of ENZIAN, a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1985. ENZIAN and the Florida Film Festival have served more than 1.5 million guests and hosted hundreds of notable celebrities including Paul Newman, Christopher Walken, Oliver Stone, Glenn Close, John Waters, Emma Stone, Campbell Scott, James Caan, Ed Burns, Jason Lee, Gena Rowlands, William H. Macy, Jon Voight, and Edward James Olmos. This year’s Festival features a record-breaking 168 films representing 31 countries and runs April 13-22. The Festival is funded in part by national and local businesses including Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and receives support from United Arts of Central Florida and the State of Florida, Department of the State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, National Endowment for the Arts, and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, this project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Enzian is Central Florida's only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international films, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for 27 years, is home to the internationally recognized Florida Film Festival and the Eden Bar.
About Full Sail University:
Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs by Electronic Gaming Monthly, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. In 2011, Full Sail received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, was named the “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.
Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to animation, art business, education, graphic design, film, marketing, web development, music, recording arts, sports, and video games. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.