Neil Young takes a drive
For his latest musical documentary, filmmaker Jonathan Demme fulfilled what's probably the secret dream of a number of rock fans: driving across Ontario in a 1956 Crown Vic with Neil Young behind the wheel. The resulting film, Neil Young Journeys, will have its American premiere Saturday, January 21, at Park City, Utah's alternative film festival, Slamdance.
A follow-up of sorts to Demme's more traditional rock docs Neil Young: Heart of Gold and Neil Young Trunk Show, the film follows Young and Demme making the 80-mile trek from Young's rural hometown of Omemee, Ontario, on the way to a concert at Toronto's Massey Hall. The bulk of the film consists of a conversation between Young and Demme, as Young talks about growing up in the heart of the lakeside towns that Ontario natives refer to as "cottage country," interspersed with clips of the Massey Hall show.
There's no word yet on a theatrical or DVD release for the film, which is distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.
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