n celebration of the band’s legendary sold out performances at Wrigley Field on August 20 and 22, 2016 during the Chicago Cubs historic World Series championship season, Pearl Jam has released the 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.
In partnership with Abramorama, Let’s Play Two will have week-long worldwide theatrical engagements in select markets beginning today in addition to special one night only theatrical events beginning on October 3rd.
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 25-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,” Let’s Play Two director Danny 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 108 year drought for the Cubs. I have learned to welcome the unexpected and it always pays off if you’re ready for it.”
Director Danny Clinch and Milkt Executive Producer Lindha Narvaez have been a director/production team on film projects for 15 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.”
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.