Pearl Jam Twenty film hits UK screens


Pearl Jam Twenty hits the UK. The retrospective film that celebrates the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam is to be shown in UK cinemas on September 20th. The Peal Jam Twenty Book released on September 12th.

In celebration of their 20 year anniversary, Pearl Jam are set to release the feature film ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’, a definitive portrait of the band as told by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and music journalist, Cameron Crowe, which will be screened in the UK on September 20th.

The captivating documentary gives fans and audiences an intimate first glimpse into Pearl Jam’s journey, culled from more than 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, over 24 hours of recent interviews with the band, as well as live footage of their spellbinding concert performances. It will be shown in over 75 UK cinemas, including Vue, Showcase, Picturehouse and selected independents and full listings can be found below.

The soundtrack of the film will be released September 19th, by Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment and is available to preorder now at . Comprised of a selected track listing by Cameron Crowe, it makes the album a true companion piece to the film.

Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after being catapulted into superstardom, their step back from the spotlight with the instinct of self-preservation, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. The film celebrates the freedom that allows the band to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they’d always been.

“When I set out to make this film, my mission was to assemble the best-of-the best from Pearl Jam’s past and present and give audiences a visceral feeling of what it is to love music and to feel it deeply—to be inside the journey of a band that has carved their own path,” said Cameron Crowe. “There is only one band of their generation for which a film like this could even be made, and I’m honored to be the one given the opportunity to make it.”

Crowe was among the band’s inner circle when they formed and has maintained a close friendship with the band since his days as a reporter for Rolling Stone in Seattle. Almost 20 years after the band’s inception, Eddie, Jeff, Stone and Mike gave their longtime friend the okay to raid the vault and assemble from it the story no one but those closest to them ever knew.

As part of their year-long celebration, and in addition to the ‘Pearl Jam Twenty’ soundtrack, Pearl Jam is also releasing a book of the same name, published by Atlantic Books on September 12th and is an aesthetically stunning chronicle of the band’s past two decades. Compiled and written by veteran music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson, the book includes a foreword by Cameron Crowe (and material from all his own band interviews) as well as original interviews with Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl.

After two decades, Pearl Jam remains a giant musical force and one of the biggest and most magnetic touring acts in the world. With over 60 million albums sold worldwide, they continue to create and perform great music—all on their own terms. Pearl Jam are currently in the studio recording their 10th studio album, marking the bands’ second record released through their label, Monkeywrench Records.

Full UK cinema listings:

Aberdeen Picturehouse Aberdeen Belmont
Aberdeen Vue Aberdeen
Basildon Empire Basildon
Basingstoke Vue Basingstoke
Belfast Queens Theatre Belfast
Birmingham Empire Birmingham
Birmingham Vue Birmingham
Bluewater Showcase Bluewater
Bolton Vue Bolton
Brighton PictureHouse Brighton
Bristol Showcase CDL Bristol
Bristol Vue Bristol Cribbs
Camberley Vue Camberley
Cambridge Vue Cambridge
Cardiff Chapter Cardiff
Cardiff Showcase Cardiff
Cardiff Vue Cardiff
Cheshire Oaks Vue Cheshire Oaks
Croydon Vue Croydon Grants
Derby Showcase CDL Derby
Dundee Dundee Contemporary Arts
Edinburgh Vue Edinburgh Omni
Edinburgh PictureHouse Cameo
Exeter Vue Exeter
Glasgow PictureHouse Glasgow Grosvenor
Hamilton Vue Hamilton
Hull Vue Hull
Inverness Eden Court, Inverness
Inverness Vue Inverness
Leeds Showcase Leeds
Leeds Light Vue Leeds Light
Leicester Showcase CDL Leicester
Leicester Vue Leicester
Liverpool Picturehouse Liverpool FACT
London PictureHouse Stratford
London Riverside Hammersmith
London Vue Finchley Road
London Vue Fulham
London Vue Islington
London Vue Leicester Square
London Vue Stratford
London Vue Westfield
Manchester Vue Manchester Lowry
Newcastle Empire Newcastle
Norwich Vue Norwich
Nottingham Showcase Nottingham

Paisley Showcase Paisley
Peterborough Showcase Peterborough
Plymouth Vue Plymouth
Poole Empire Poole
Poole Lighthouse Poole
Portsmouth Vue Portsmouth
Reading Showcase Reading
Reading Vue Reading
Romford Vue Romford
Sheffield Vue Sheffield
Southampton Picturehouse
Sunderland Empire Sunderland
Swansea Vue Swansea
Swindon Empire Swindon
Teesside Showcase Teesside
Thanet Vue Thanet
Tyneside PictureHouse Tyneside
Walsall Showcase Walsall
Watford Vue Watford
Wigan Empire Wigan
York Vue York

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