Cameron Crowe Hits The Streets For Pearl Jam

by Kathy Davis on June 8, 2010

Super cool! We all know that legendary writer/director and longtime Pearl Jam pal Cameron Crowe is filming a documentary on our band in celebration of their 20th Anniversary.  A couple of different localcentric Seattle news websites spottled Mr. Crowe out and about roaming the streets capturing footage for the upcoming doc.

First, this news bit from local area Seattle news website Central District News mentions that Crowe and crew were filming in the Madrona district of east downtown Seattle. Here’s the blurb:

The guy with the fancy looking camera seen in Madrona last Friday was none other than director Cameron Crowe, on hand to shoot a forthcoming documentary on Pearl Jam.

A local employee spotted the film crew and reported to us that Crowe confirmed he was there to shoot a film on the band.

Our tipster says that the band once had an office on 34th behind where June is located, roughly across the street from the Hi Spot.

The movie is due to come out in 2011, the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam’s founding, according to

Our network partners over at Capitol Hill Seattle also saw the film crew on Saturday. From what we hear, it sounds like there might be more footage to be shot, so keep an eye out for Crowe and his camera.

Next, spotted Crowe at the Coryel Apartments, the complex of apartments featured in his film (own of our faves) “Singles”.  Here’s the bit, and a picture!

Cameron Crowe, the writer/director behind such Hollywood hits as “Jerry Maguire,” “Almost Famous” and  “Say Anything” was on the Hill Saturday, shooting an interview outside the Coryell Court Apartments on Thomas and 19th, an apartment complex featured prominently in his 1992 film “Singles.”

During a break in filming, the very friendly Crowe told me that the interview was for a forthcoming Pearl Jam documentary that he’s directing.

Given the setting, we can only assume that the focus of the interview was his prescient choice to cast the band in a small role in “Singles,” which was shot before their 1991 debut album, “Ten.”Cameron Crowe (courtesy

Cameron Crowe filming (courtesy

Documentary Rock!

Kathy Davis ( Twitter: @CrookedArm23 )
A Bay-Area based entrepreneur, co-editor Kathy conceives and writes her share of TFT’s articles and sections. She was co-editor/co-founder of one of the first Pearl Jam fanzines "Footsteps" (1992-1997). Kathy’s first Pearl Jam show was at the Bridge School Benefit on November 1, 1992.

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