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 IMDB.com.

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, CapitolHillSeattle.com 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 CapitolHillSeattle.com)

Cameron Crowe filming (courtesy CapitolHillSeattle.com)

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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Belinda June 8, 2010 at 3:39 am

I SOOOOO Cannot wait for this!!! Soooo Exciting!!!

Jerome Turner Fan June 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

we’ll give them a break for the continued “20th anniversary is in 2011″ stuff. Oct. 22, 1990, anyone?

shannon June 9, 2010 at 12:16 pm

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!

Todd Daniel June 12, 2010 at 3:11 am

They are very deserving of this.I hope it is realeased in theaters. This band means so much to so many people .

Giancarlo July 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

I’m sure the first gig they played was on Oct 22, 1990. I guess the 2011 anniversary might have something to do with the release of Ten…

Kid In The Front Row August 10, 2010 at 4:20 am

I’m just glad Crowe is out there and doing something, I hate it when he disappears for years.

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