The Insider for Sept.14
It’s all hail The Boss as Bruce Springsteen hits Roy Thomson Hall at 8:15 p.m. for a rare red carpet appearance on behalf of The Promise: The Making of Darkness On the Edge of Town.
The doc captures Springsteen with his E Street Band during the recording of their pivotal 1978 album. Extensive, never-before-seen footage of home rehearsals and recording sessions are combined with new interviews for an unprecedented close-up of the everyman rocker.
Also on the manly man tip, Ryan Reynolds makes the scene at Ryerson Theatre at 8:15 p.m for Buried. Star critic Peter Howell dubbed the claustrophobic thriller which stars Vancouver-born Reynolds as a U.S. trucker in Iraq whose convoy is ambushed by insurgents a “pulse racer.” The protagonist awakes to find himself beneath the desert in a wooden box planted six feet under, with oxygen running out and sand pouring in.
Speaking of pulse racer - Keanu Reeves is slated to walk the fan plank at 8:15 p.m. at Elgin/Winter Garden Theatre for Henry’s Crime. The romantic comedy which also stars Vera Farmiga, James Caan and Judy Greer finds Reeves playing a toll booth operator who trades his humdrum life for a new career in armed robbery. The afterparty for the film and whatever kind of facial hair Reeves is currently sporting is at Brassaii.
The big I’ll-sell-my-grandmother-for-a-ticket shindig tonight is the InStyle soirée at The Windsor Arms Hotel.