7:45 p.m., June 29
Local Oscar-Winner Cameron Crowe Commandeers Pearl Jam Twenty
Homegrown filmmaker Cameron Crowe, writer/director of Almost Famous and Jerry Maguire, has announced the release of his first feature length rockumentary, Pearl Jam Twenty.
The film chronicles how Pearl Jam managed to survive all of rock's pitfalls to become one of America's most prolific and dependable bands.
Crowe told Vanity Fair's Lisa Robinson, "I wanted to tell that story of lightning striking twice. Nobody believed there was going to be a future for those guys after [lead singer] Andy Wood died, and it’s kind of a rock miracle that Eddie [Vedder] — who was living in California at the time — sent in an audition tape."
Crowe's 20th anniversary celebration of the band will receive a theatrical release next month and air on the PBS series American Masters in October.
Read Lisa Robinson's interview here.
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