In today's newsletter, Pearl Jam spotlighted
Alive & Well, a documentary directed by former Pearl Jam video director, Josh Taft (Evenflow and Alive), and produced [at least in part] by Stone Gossard about the global effort to find a cure for Huntington's Disease. Stone says:
This film is so moving, so beautifully constructed, shot, paced, heartfelt, and in the end, uplifting. Still reeling from the feelings it stirred in me. My deepest and loving congratulations all those involved in the making of this film.The film features music from Pearl Jam, as well as Fleet Foxes and Sigur Rós, and "subjects in the film range from a young woman hoping to start a family, to a mother taking care of her symptomatic 6 year-old son and ailing husband; the drummer of a major country music band, a former NBC News journalist turned HD-advocate, as well as a renowned scientist relentlessly searching for a cure. Far from giving us a hopeless glimpse into life with terminal illness, Alive & Well reminds us all of our ability to persevere with strength, despite life's most difficult challenges."