Pearl Jam will premiere a film portrait of the band (by “Almost Famous” director, and former “Rolling Stone” journalist Cameron Crowe) at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2011, followed by a theatrical release on and from September 20. Vedder has a history with Canada’s famous film festival, having performed the tracks he wrote for “Into the Wild” at the festival a couple of years ago.
Curating the film from 1200 hours of footage, 24 hours of interviews and concert footage, Pearl Jam are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the release of the film, as well as a “Pearl Jam Twenty” book (with interviews of Bruce Springsteen, Dave Grohl and Neil Young) and a soundtrack (of course).
Check out the trailer for the film below, and a sneak peek gallery of images from Cameron Crowe’s journey. To keep up with news of screenings, and to pre-order copies of anything, go to PJ20.com