Rick Springfield Attends World Premiere of Documentary Film AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART Tonight at the Florida Film Festival

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Rick Springfield Press Line: Date: Tonight, Thursday, April 19, 2012 Time: 9-9:30PM Location: Enzian, 1300 South Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751


AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART premieres worldwide at the Florida Film Festival tonight.

Live Q&A with Rick Springfield

Emmy® Award-winning filmmaker Sylvia Caminer and mega-fan turned executive producer Melanie Lentz-Janney bring us face-to-face with Grammy® Award-winning musician, songwriter, actor, and New York Times best-selling author Rick Springfield. 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. This is the final weekend.

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.

For more information:
Official AN AFFAIR OF THE HEART website: http://www.rickspringfielddoc.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/YellowRickRoad
Twitter: @YellowRickRoad

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 169 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.

For additional information:
On-line: http://www.FloridaFilmFestival.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/floridafilmfestival
Twitter: @FloridaFilmFest

About Enzian:
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.
For additional information:
On-line: http://www.Enzian.org
Phone: (407) 629-1088
Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/EnzianTheater
Twitter: @EnzianTheater

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.

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