By Drew Olson Special to Published Oct 01, 2007 at 7:44 AM

"Runnin' Down A Dream," director Peter Bogdanovich's new film featuring in-depth interviews and concert footage of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, is released as part of a special four-disc box set on Oct. 16.

The package, initially available only at Best Buy, features the two-DVD, four-hour Bogdanovich film, along with a DVD of the band's 30th anniversary concert in the band's hometown, Gainesville, Fla.

The package also includes a soundtrack CD of rarities and previously unreleased tracks from the film.

In advance of the release, the film will screen at theaters across the country on Oct. 15. According to, the film will be shown that night at the Downer Theatre, 2589 N. Downer Ave.

If that's not enough Petty for you, there will a coffee table book "Runnin' Down A Dream -- The Book," a 240-page tome including interviews, photos and materials from the band's personal archives. That will be available later this fall.

Stay tuned to for more details as they become available. In the meantime, here is the band performing "Runnin' Down A Dream" at the Gainesville concert.


Drew Olson Special to

Host of “The Drew Olson Show,” which airs 1-3 p.m. weekdays on The Big 902. Sidekick on “The Mike Heller Show,” airing weekdays on The Big 920 and a statewide network including stations in Madison, Appleton and Wausau. Co-author of Bill Schroeder’s “If These Walls Could Talk: Milwaukee Brewers” on Triumph Books. Co-host of “Big 12 Sports Saturday,” which airs Saturdays during football season on WISN-12. Former senior editor at Former reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.