In the second half of “Runnin’ Down a Dream,” a documentary about Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers by the director Peter Bogdanovich, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam sits in on a duet of “The Waiting,” according to the New York Times. Standing before a tumultuous crowd roaring its approval, Mr. Petty turns to Mr. Vedder and suggests that he enjoy the moment. “Look at that, Eddie — rock and roll heaven.”

Moviegoers might be saying the same thing for months to come. There seems to be enough projects in theaters and in development built on the intersection between celluloid and what used to be called vinyl to fill a jukebox.

“Runnin’ Down a Dream” is one of three musically themed movies scheduled for the closing weekend of the New York Film Festival, along with “The Other Side of the Mirror,” a Bob Dylan documentary, and “Fados,” a look at the Portuguese musical tradition.

-By David Carr
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