Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Release date confirmed for new Neil Young film

Last year, Neil Young hooked up with director Jonathan Demme to capture the music icon on the road.

The result is “Neil Young Journeys,” a new film set for release June 29.

Young drove a 1956 Crown Victoria from his idyllic hometown of Omemee, Ontario to downtown Toronto’s iconic Massey Hall, where he played the last two nights of his solo world tour.

Demme was on hand to capture the journey and both shows, highlighting new songs from the album "Le Noise" (2010), produced by Daniel Lanois, mixed with classics like “Ohio” and “I Believe in You” and previously unreleased songs “Leia” and “You Never Call.”

In “Neil Young Journeys,” Neil’s mesmerizing performances are presented in full, along with passages from the sometimes funny, sometimes wistful ride into town.

Demme and Young previously collaborated on two other performance films, “Neil Young Heart of Gold,” which chronicled Young performing in Nashville, the year after he survived a brain aneurysm, and “Neil Young Trunk Show,” which memorialized a Pennsylvania concert during Young’s “Chrome Dreams II” tour.

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