“Thunder Road,” Bruce Springsteen’s song off his 1975 album Born to Run, provided the soundtrack and title to a 12-minute independent film that won the Sundance Film Festival’s Short Film Grand Jury Prize in January.
Springsteen has now allowed Jim Cummings, the filmmaker, to post the film on Vimeo, complete with the song after Cummings’ appealed to “The Boss” for permission to use the song for the film’s wider release.
The film tells the story of a young police officer eulogizing his mother. According to the Springsteen fanzine Backstreets, it is “at turns moving, disturbing and darkly comic. It also explores some extremely relevant territory, given recent news headlines.”