CLARENCE CLEMONS: WHO DO I THINK I AM?
NICK MEAD | USA | 2019 | 88 MIN | NR
This screening will feature live music 30 minutes prior to start time.
After Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s marathon “Rising Tour” came to an end in 2003, saxophonist Clarence Clemons felt like he needed a break. So he packed up his saxophone and voyaged to China, where he could feel like a nameless traveler in a foreign land. WHO DO I THINK I AM follows Clarence in China and after his return, and documents his spiritual awakening and the tragedy that followed. Featuring interviews with Bill Clinton, Joe Walsh, Nils Lofgren, and Jake Clemons, as well as former bandmates, friends, and close family members, WHO DO I THINK I AM highlights Clarence’s life as musician and member of the E Street band, while also presenting a side of Clarence not many saw when he was away from bright stage lights. It’s an intimate portrait of a man who searched for enlightenment and meaning in the final years of his life.
The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer Joe Amodei and Backstreets.com contributing writer Shawn Poole.
The Philadelphia Film Center Black Box is now screening newly released feature films thanks to state-of-the-art upgrades.
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