At this year’s Ohana Festival, Olivia Vedder gave her first-ever live performance of “My Father’s Daughter”, her original, Oscar-contending song from the Flag Day soundtrack, which was written by her father, Eddie Vedder, and Glen Hansard. The film from director Sean Penn, MGM and United Artists Releasing was adapted from Jennifer Vogel’s memoir Flim-Flam Man: The True Story of My Father’s Counterfeit Life. The film also stars Sean Penn’s daughter Dylan Penn, with Katheryn Winnick, Josh Brolin, Norbert Leo Butz, Dale Dickey, Eddie Marsan, Bailey Noble and Hopper Jack Penn rounding out the cast.
Flag Day‘s 13-track soundtrack was released on August 20, as the film hit theaters, after premiering in competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Olivia Vedder was a performer on two of the 13 tracks, with Eddie Vedder and Hansard collaborating on a total of eight new compositions, and Cat Power contributing three more new songs. Flag Day marks Vedder’s second film collaboration with Sean Penn, following the actor-director’s 2007 adaptation of the Jon Krakauer book, Into the Wild. The Pearl Jam frontman served as the composer and songwriter which garnered a Golden Globe for his original song, “Guaranteed.”