John Mellencamp's self-narrated musical odyssey, Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre surpasses the confines of a concert film or documentary – it's a portrait of one of music's most celebrated songwriters. The cinematic film presents Mellencamp, with his full band, performing at the landmark Chicago Theater on October 25, 2016, just 250 miles to his home in Bloomington, IN. The footage, serving as an undercurrent to his story, is blanketed with highly personal voice-overs from the man himself on his Midwestern upbringing, career, and his outlook on life. With special guest Carlene Carter adding to the set, Plain Spoken: From The Chicago Theatre presents live versions of Mellencamp's cherished songs, as well as taking viewers on an intimate and personalized journey. In addition to the full film with Mellencamp's commentary on Blu-ray, this audio visual release offers a "non-commentary" option in which viewers can watch the concert on its own. The audio visual set is completed with a component CD of concert audio.