[caption id="attachment_68220" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Films We Like"][/caption]"Pearl Jam" has been a lot of things to a lot of people over the years: Artists, musicians, poets and rock icons. But at this year's Toronto International Film Festival they're going to take on a new role: Movie stars.
Get ready Canada, because to celebrate 20 years of Pearl Jam's groundbreaking music, director Cameron Crowe will be hosting the world premiere of his new rockumentary "Pearl Jam Twenty" at this year's TIFF.
After the news was announced, Crowe posted the trailer on his website The Uncool. Crowe, of course, is no stranger to the rock n' roll lifestyle; prior to becoming a director he began his career as a teen reporter for Rolling Stone before heading to Hollywood to film hits like "Almost Famous."
And he's also been on board the Pearl Jam bandwagon right from the start. In fact, his 1992 film "Singles" help break the band nationwide and turn their grunge sound into a national phenomenon.
So it's only fitting that's he's behind the camera for "Pearl Jam Twenty," which will include new interviews with the band and about the band as well as concert and archival footage. And considering the band is scheduled to play two gigs in Toronto during the festival, which runs from September 8-18, chances are good that the band will be on hand for the premiere as well.
Pearl Jam: Movie stars. Is there anything these guys can't do?