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  • October 09, 2007
    RUNNIN' DOWN A DREAM IN GAINESVILLE SUN
    Check out this great article on Runnin' Down A Dream in today's Gainesville Sun.

    Petty odyssey on film in Gainesville




    The Associated Press
    Rock singer Tom Petty and his wife, Dana, attend the Oct. 2 Burbank, Calif., world premiere of the documentary \"Runnin\' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,? directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

    By BILL DEAN
    Sun entertainment editor
    Tom Petty\'s 30-year rock \'n\' roll road began in Gainesville and led to Los Angeles, with trips around the world and a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the way.

    Now, the journey is accompanied by a travelogue in \"Runnin\' Down a Dream\" - Peter Bogdanovich\'s new documentary about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which will be seen by the public for the first time in New York on Sunday and screened in Gainesville for two nights only starting Monday. Both shows are sold out.

    Bogdanovich, who directed such acclaimed films as \"The Last Picture Show\" (1971), \"Paper Moon\" (1973) and \"Mask\" (1985), spent two years making the film, which includes interviews not only with Petty and the Heartbreakers, but also with friends and family members, including Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne and many others.

    Along with such previously unreleased scenes, including 8 mm footage of the day Petty and the band left Gainesville for Los Angeles in a van, the four-hour documentary also includes scenes shot during the Heartbreakers\' 30th anniversary concert at the O\'Connell Center on Oct. 14.

    Bogdanovich also visited Gainesville in making the film, and interviewed such area figures as Randall Marsh, a member of Petty\'s early Gainesville band Mudcrutch, and former Heartbreaker Stan Lynch.

    After Sunday\'s world premiere at the New York Film Festival, the film will be screened on Monday in 25 cities - with Gainesville the only city south of Memphis and the only city with a two-day run.How to enterThe Monday and Tuesday screenings at Regal\'s Royal Park 16 are sold out, but you can win one of 10 pairs of tickets in The Sun\'s \"Brushes with Tom Petty\" online contest.

    To enter, send your favorite Tom Petty story, memory or photo to: contest@gsuncontests.com, along with your name, age and daytime phone number. Entries can be just about anything related to Petty, whether a face-to-face meeting, memory of a favorite concert, album or anecdote.

    Entries will be posted at gainesville.com/tompetty, and 10 winners will be chosen by drawing on Friday to win a pair of tickets each to attend a Gainesville screening on Monday or Tuesday.
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Check out this great article on Runnin' Down A Dream in today's Gainesville Sun.

Petty odyssey on film in Gainesville




The Associated Press
Rock singer Tom Petty and his wife, Dana, attend the Oct. 2 Burbank, Calif., world premiere of the documentary \"Runnin\' Down a Dream: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers,? directed by Peter Bogdanovich.

By BILL DEAN
Sun entertainment editor
Tom Petty\'s 30-year rock \'n\' roll road began in Gainesville and led to Los Angeles, with trips around the world and a stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the way.

Now, the journey is accompanied by a travelogue in \"Runnin\' Down a Dream\" - Peter Bogdanovich\'s new documentary about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, which will be seen by the public for the first time in New York on Sunday and screened in Gainesville for two nights only starting Monday. Both shows are sold out.

Bogdanovich, who directed such acclaimed films as \"The Last Picture Show\" (1971), \"Paper Moon\" (1973) and \"Mask\" (1985), spent two years making the film, which includes interviews not only with Petty and the Heartbreakers, but also with friends and family members, including Eddie Vedder, Stevie Nicks, Rick Rubin, Jeff Lynne and many others.

Along with such previously unreleased scenes, including 8 mm footage of the day Petty and the band left Gainesville for Los Angeles in a van, the four-hour documentary also includes scenes shot during the Heartbreakers\' 30th anniversary concert at the O\'Connell Center on Oct. 14.

Bogdanovich also visited Gainesville in making the film, and interviewed such area figures as Randall Marsh, a member of Petty\'s early Gainesville band Mudcrutch, and former Heartbreaker Stan Lynch.

After Sunday\'s world premiere at the New York Film Festival, the film will be screened on Monday in 25 cities - with Gainesville the only city south of Memphis and the only city with a two-day run.How to enterThe Monday and Tuesday screenings at Regal\'s Royal Park 16 are sold out, but you can win one of 10 pairs of tickets in The Sun\'s \"Brushes with Tom Petty\" online contest.

To enter, send your favorite Tom Petty story, memory or photo to: contest@gsuncontests.com, along with your name, age and daytime phone number. Entries can be just about anything related to Petty, whether a face-to-face meeting, memory of a favorite concert, album or anecdote.

Entries will be posted at gainesville.com/tompetty, and 10 winners will be chosen by drawing on Friday to win a pair of tickets each to attend a Gainesville screening on Monday or Tuesday.