Montclair Film

The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town

Bruce Springsteen’s “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” released in 1978, was three years in the making, 10 songs chosen from 70 written and rehearsed during that period. Director Thom Zimny gained access to never-before-seen archival footage from inside the studio and conducted new interviews with Springsteen, the E Street Band and close colleagues. The film is a revelation of Springsteen’s creative process at a pivotal point in his career.