Affair of the Heart

An Affair of the Heart

  • USA
  • 94
  • PG
  • Sylvia Caminer
  • Sylvia Caminer (Producer)
  • Melanie Lentz-Janney (Producer)
  • Douglas Bachman (Cinematographer)
  • David Dean (Editor)
  • Rick Springfield (Music)
  • Margaret Crimmins (Sound)
  • Greg Smith (Sound)
  • Wayne Heitman (Sound)

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, Affair of the Heart is as much about Rick’s fans as it is about him. Gisèle Gordon

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