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An Affair of the Heart


Sun, Apr 29 8:45 PM
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema

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Mon, Apr 30 7:15 PM
The Royal Cinema

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Thu, May 3 6:30 PM
Cumberland 3

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94 minutes | USA  | International Premiere | Rating: PG

Some may find the rabid devotion of Rick Springfield fans perplexing. But if his power-pop mega-hits like “Jessie’s Girl” or his stint as General Hospital’s Noah Drake didn’t convince you, watching him blast out pure charisma and positivity in his live shows and spontaneous fan drop-ins would convert anyone. Somewhere between the introvert haunted by depression and darkness, and the 60-something extrovert who still rocks it in 100 high-energy performances a year, lies the real Rick Springfield. For most fans, it’s much more than a celebrity crush. Many have overcome deep trauma by connecting with his music; all feel a special bond with him. But what makes him unique is that the bond is often quite real and flows both ways. A fascinating look at a singular celebrity culture, An Affair of the Heart is as much about Rick’s fans as it is about him. Gisèle Gordon

Media Coverage

Sylvia Caminer

Sylvia Caminer
Melanie Lentz-Janney

Executive Producer(s)
Melanie Lentz-Janney
Dancy Myers

Douglas Bachman

David Dean

Rick Springfield

Margaret Crimmins
Greg Smith
Wayne Heitman

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