I caught Let’s Play Two, the Pearl Jam film which combines their 2016 Wrigley Field shows with the Chicago Cubs World Series run (and eventual win), on opening night at the IFC Center in Manhattan. Director Danny Clinch was in attendance and, during the Q&A portion, spoke about the film, recognizing its core themes of “hope and devotion”.
In the film, the devotees are plentiful. First and foremost is Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. A lifelong devotee of the Chicago Cubs, Vedder was thrilled to be able to see them finally win a World Series last year as can be seen traced through the film.
Set alongside all the baseball shenanigans is footage from PJ’s two Wrigley Field shows in August 2016 and the hardcore fans of the band (including one gentleman who waited four days to be front row at the show for a touching reason) and the fans of the Cubs, up on top of Wrigleyville or on the street hoping to catch a homer.
If this is of interest to you, or you have already seen the film, then you are very likely to be interested in the following news. From the press release, “As part of Sonos’ new partnership with Pearl Jam, Sonos announces exclusive, extended screenings of Pearl Jam’s concert film “Let’s Play Two” in 10 locations across the globe on Wednesday, October 25th.”
From October 17 through Sunday, October 22, fans can enter to attend one of these intimate viewing parties. Winners will receive a plus one and will be notified via email on Monday, October 23rd by 11:59 pm ET. For full details on the screenings and contest rules, visit this page.
The full list of Sonos extended-version screening locations is as follows:
USA: Brooklyn, Los Angeles, New York, Seattle
Europe: Copenhagen, London, Munich, Paris, Stockholm
Danny Clinch, the film’s director, will be at the Sonos Store in New York (Manhattan) for a special Q&A for those lucky enough to attend.