Today (July 9) at noon ET, Bruce Springsteen premiered his short film Hunter of Invisible Game, based on the song of the same name from his recent album, High Hopes.
A 10-minute, 15-second film with no dialogue, it stars Springsteen as a man wandering through the countryside and is reminiscent of scenes from The Book of Eli or the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
The film is posted to Springsteen’s official website. Watch it here.
During the film’s intro (about five-and-a-half minutes), his character flashes back to his past life with a family — who we don’t see him with through its duration. Soon a young boy leads him to a farm where he lives with a community of people, recalling the community that Tom Joad met under the bridge in Grapes of Wrath. The community welcome Bruce(‘s character). The film time shifts a lot, but it seems that he decides not to stay, and then moves on, a solitary man. Springsteen has yet to do any interviews explaining the film.
In an interview in May, which took place before his final show on the High Hopes tour, he said, “I think [director] Thom Zimny’s outdone himself on it.” Zimmy has collaborated with Springsteen on many of his video projects over the years, editing and directing Wings for Wheels: The Making of Born to Run, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town and London Calling: Live in Hyde Park. He’s also edited episodes of the HBO show The Wire.