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‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ Trailer Released

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Stage dives, smashed guitars, a half-dozen Eddie Vedder hair styles and the story of one of the last survivors of the grunge-rock scene … this is what director Cameron Crowe hopes to condense into one two-hour long documentary about Pearl Jam. The film ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ will premiere at the Toronto Film Festival in September, but the official trailer was released this week.

Crowe sorted through over 1200 hours of band footage and (as Ultimate Classic Rock reported in May), 24 hours of new interviews and concert film to create the documentary. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the director said, “It’s the best souvenirs of the past. Some fabled footage you’ve heard exists but have never seen, and some interviews.”

The trailer takes long-time fans back to the days when the band would play any stage a promoter would give them. Of course, a venue with a balcony was preferred, as Vedder was known to launch himself into the crowd from ordinarily frightening heights. There doesn’t seem to be a lengthy focus on any drama the band fought through, although the dispute with Ticketmaster will certainly be discussed.

After the film debuts in Toronto, PBS will run the documentary as part of its ‘Arts Fall Festival’ on Oct. 21. Theatrical screenings have also been rumored, but no specific details have emerged.

Watch the Trailer for ‘Pearl Jam ‘Twenty’

Pearl Jam Twenty from Pearl Jam on Vimeo.

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