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A new Tom Petty documentary will be a focal point of the film festival segment of this year’s online version of SXSW.

Titled Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free, the documentary is one of 75 films being screened during the festival taking place March 16-20 with the films being streamed via web, mobile, and premium TV platforms.

Per SXSW’s official site, the doc was directed by Mary Wharton and produced by Peter Afterman. The bulk of the film is comprised of “a newly discovered archive of 16mm film showing Tom Petty at work on his 1994 record ‘Wildflowers.'”

SXSW also notes, “Seven films will launch every two hours from 10am-8pm CT with most of the films released March 16–18, starting with films with global access and no audience capacity limits. A film will remain available on-demand until it hits its audience capacity or the event ends. Those without a capacity limit will be available for the duration of the event. While SXSW is a global event, certain films will be restricted to access in the United States due to rights and/or filmmaker or distributor discretion.”

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