Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free — The Making of Wildflowers Is Streaming Free on YouTube

Orig­i­nal­ly released in cin­e­mas last month, the new doc­u­men­tary Tom Pet­ty: Some­where You Feel Free — The Mak­ing of Wild­flow­ers is now stream­ing free on YouTube. Here’s how Pet­ty’s offi­cial YouTube chan­nel pref­aces the film:

In ear­ly 2020, a col­lec­tion of 16mm film from 1993–95 was dis­cov­ered in the archive of leg­endary artist Tom Pet­ty. The film was shot while Tom was on a pro­lif­ic song­writ­ing streak for years mak­ing what he intend­ed to be a dou­ble album called Wild­flow­ers. Tom Pet­ty was known for being reclu­sive about his per­son­al life and his cre­ative process. “Some­where You Feel Free” allows you to spend 90 min­utes immersed in the can­did and musi­cal­ly rich world of Tom’s cre­ativ­i­ty as he makes his first album with leg­endary pro­duc­er Rick Rubin. With col­lab­o­ra­tors pro­vid­ing unri­valed access and fea­tur­ing nev­er before seen footage cap­tured dur­ing the mak­ing of Wild­flow­ers, Tom’s per­son­al favorite album.

You can stream the film by direc­tor Mary Whar­ton above, or find it cat­a­logued in our list of Free Doc­u­men­taries, a sub­set of our col­lec­tion, 4,000+ Free Movies Online: Great Clas­sics, Indies, Noir, West­erns, Doc­u­men­taries & More. Enjoy!

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Relat­ed Con­tent:

Watch The True His­to­ry Of The Trav­el­ing Wilburys, a Free Film Doc­u­ment­ing the Mak­ing of the 1980s Super Group

Tom Pet­ty Takes You Inside His Song­writ­ing Craft

Watch Tom Pet­ty (RIP) and the Heart­break­ers Per­form Their Last Song Togeth­er, “Amer­i­can Girl”: Record­ed on 9/25/17

Prince Plays a Mind-Blow­ing Gui­tar Solo On “While My Gui­tar Gen­tly Weeps” While Tom Pet­ty Looks On

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