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Via tompetty.com news: 09/12/07 - SUNDANCE CHANNEL TO AIR TELEVISION WORLD PREMIERE OF RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM

4-hour Opus To Premiere October 29th at 7:00pm

New York, September 12, 2007 – Sundance Channel will air the world television premiere of Peter Bogdanovich’s 4-hour documentary Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers on October 29th at 7:00pm e/p. The announcement was made today by Laura Michalchyshyn, Executive Vice President and GM Programming and Creative Affairs. This follows the film’s world premiere in the special events section of the film at the New York Film Festival on October 14th, 2007.

Michalchyshyn said of the film “this deeply rich portrait of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by film legend Peter Bogdanovich is a perfect fit for Sundance Channel viewers who are devoted fans of cinema and music. The Heartbreakers rise from humble beginnings to decades of popularity and international success makes for a great storytelling and who better to tell that story than Peter Bogdanovich.”

Comprehensive, revealing and epic in scope, this rare examination of three decades in the history and development of the legendary American rock and roll band from filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) focuses on both the shadows and light of the band’s uniquely American success story. Incisive interviews, remarkable archival footage and plentiful concert footage tell the story of a band and its front man Tom Petty — described by Bogdanovich as “an American troubadour in the truest sense of the word” — who have earned 16 Grammy® nominations and sold more than 50 million recordings.

The film features in-depth interviews with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the circle of musicians, friends and collaborators who came into the band's orbit over the years. Participants include Stevie Nicks, Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, George Harrison, Jackson Browne, Roger McGuinn, Dave Stewart, Jeff Lynne, Rick Rubin, Jimmy Iovine, Johnny Depp, and others. In addition to tracking the Heartbreakers over their decades together, "Runnin' Down A Dream" also follows Tom Petty's solo adventures and his time as a Traveling Wilbury alongside George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, and Roy Orbison.

Encore airings of Runnin’ Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will air on Sundance Channel on Wednesday, October 31st at 3:00am and Saturday, November 3rd at 3:00pm.

Sundance on the web: http://www.sundancechannel.com/home/

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Oh My God!!! I watch the Sundance channel all the time! That's Robert Redford's channel. All the films from the Sundance Film Festival are on there and they have some really great films on sometimes including lots of independent ones. I wonder how they picked this up?

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And for all of you who do not get this channel I will bet you any amount of money that by the next day the DVD will be out and available for your purusal. SO GIT YOUR CASH READY AND FEAR NOT!!!

Jesus when someone first reported this on here I thought the 4 hour film length was a typo. Holy Smokes. Thank you Peter Bogdonavitch!!!

And thank you oh so very much Ryan for the heads up. icon_worship.gif

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LOL Sharon. Well my Comcast doesn't have it, and I never even heard of it. I guess I really do live in the sticks.

HAHA! Caroline, I was on the phone with a Comcast rep within minutes of reading this post. That idiot didn't have a clue. I finally had to go through each channel, all bazillion of them and I found it myself. How is it possible that you work for a cable company and don't know the channels that are offered with the service. We were on the phone for almost half an hour. Plus we had a communication problem, he had a very thick accent and I could hardly understand a word he said.

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