In celebration of the band's legendary sold-out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and August 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs' historic World Series championship season, PEARL JAM is set to release documentary film "Let's Play Two" and accompanying soundtrack album. "Let's Play Two" is directed by renowned director/photographer Danny Clinch and produced by Monkeywrench Productions, Tourgigs Productions, Universal Music Publishing Group, Republic Records, FOX Sports and Major League Baseball in collaboration with Milkt Films and Polygram Entertainment.
With Chicago being a hometown to Eddie Vedder, PEARL JAM has forged a relationship with the city, the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field that is unparalleled in the world of sports and music. From "Ten" to "Lightning Bolt", the feature film shuffles through PEARL JAM's ever-growing catalog of originals and covers — spanning the band's twenty-five-year career. Through the eyes of Danny Clinch and the voice of PEARL JAM, the film showcases the journey of the special relationship — using the past and present of both the band and the Chicago Cubs through the music, the sweat and the eternal hopes of being both a Cubs fan and PEARL JAM fan.
"In my films and photographs, I love to explore the relationship between a band, their fans and the location," Clinch explains. "When it happens that the main characters of your film are PEARL JAM, the Chicago Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field during a historic moment, you know it's going to be epic. Our instincts were correct to follow the story and it took us to a historic Game 7 of the World Series ending a hundred-and-eight-year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you're ready for it."
Serving as the film's theatrical premiere, Ten Club will host special members-only screenings of "Let's Play Two" at Metro in Chicago's Wrigleyville neighborhood on Wednesday, September 27 and Thursday, September 28. In partnership with Abramorama, "Let's Play Two" will then enjoy week-long worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets starting on September 29 in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3. The soundtrack and home video of the film will be released globally by Republic Records, with the soundtrack released simultaneous to the film on September 29 and home video following with a release on November 17. The soundtrack is available for pre-order now at PearlJam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25. The home video will be available for pre-order on September 29. The film's U.S. television premiere airs on FS1 on Friday, October 13 immediately following Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Clinch and Milkt executive producer Lindha Narvaez have been a director/production team on film projects for fifteen years, including PEARL JAM live concert film "Immagine In Cornice" (2007) and various PEARL JAM EPKs throughout the years.
Danny, Lindha and "Let's Play Two" cinematographers Vance Burberry and Josh Goleman as well as editor Taryn Gould collaborated with PEARL JAM to produce content for the release of 2013's "Lightning Bolt", including a short film and music video for "Mind Your Manners".
Abramorama will release "Let's Play Two" theatrically kicking off with week-long engagements in select markets worldwide starting on September 29. Additionally, over two hundred and fifty cities worldwide will host special one-night-only theatrical events starting on October 3.
For a full list of cities, to purchase tickets and to sign up for more details on events to come, visit letsplaytwofilm.com.
This marks the third time that Abramorama and PEARL JAM have collaborated on a theatrical release. In 2007, Abramorama released "Immagine In Cornice" — Danny Clinch's live concert film documenting PEARL JAM's 2006 tour of Italy — and in 2011, Abramorama released Cameron Crowe's retrospective documentary "Pearl Jam Twenty".
Republic Records will release the "Let's Play Two" soundtrack on September 29 in conjunction with the film's theatrical release. The soundtrack will be released in vinyl, CD and digital formats. It is available for pre-order now at PearlJam.com and will be available for pre-order via all digital retailers on August 25.
01. Low Light
02. Better Man
03. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
04. Last Exit
05. Lightning Bolt
06. Black Red Yellow
09. Given To Fly
11. Inside Job
13. Crazy Mary
16. All The Way
17. I've Got A Feeling