Pearl Jam Documentary to Premiere in Canada at TIFF

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The wait is over! All 120 minutes of the Cameron Crowe-directed Pearl Jam documentary, Pearl Jam Twenty, will be unveiled on September 10, 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival.

If the waiting has gotten too much for you, you can go see the trailer at Crowe’s own website, where he confides that the documentary will have footage of Neil Young, Chris Cornell, and even Kurt Cobain, who you’d think would be talking about his Seattle brethren.

But if you’re the patient type, you can see it when it’s released in select theaters in the U.S. and internationally on September 20 for one night only, and then a full-week run of the film on September 23 in a few selected cities. Think Los Angeles, not Des Moines.

But for the rest of us, we can see it on October 21 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) as part of PBS’s American Masters series for absolutely nothing. Then if you’re one of those fans who just need to own, on October 25 you can buy a DVD of the film. If that’s still not enough, there will be a Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack released by Columbia Records/Sony Music that’s available for pre-order for its release date on September 20. All of the tracks have been selected by former music critic/Academy Award-wining filmmaker Cameron Crowe as a companion piece to his film.

Still not enough? Good news is that there will be a Pearl Jam Twenty book available on September 13, 2011. Published by Simon & Schuster, it's a stunning, photo-driven book of the band’s two-decade history in and out of the spotlight. Compiled and written by music writer Jonathan Cohen with Mark Wilkerson, the book also includes a forward by Crowe as well as material from his own interviews with Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, and Dave Grohl.

And no, Gene Simmons had absolutely nothing to do with the marketing strategy and you can rest assured there will be no Pearl Jam condoms. At least we don’t think so.

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Jaan Uhelszki was one of the founding editors at Detroit’s legendary Creem magazine. Since that time, her work has appeared in USA Today, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Spin, NME, Relix, and Guitar World. She is the only journalist to have ever performed in full makeup with Kiss. Luckily she only had to put…

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