CSNY: Déjà Vu (image 1)

Screened as part of NZIFF 2008

CSNY: Déjà Vu 2007

Directed by Bernard Shakey, Benjamin Johnson

Neil Young's film intercuts concert footage of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's 2006 US tour with a frank documentary record of audience reactions to his political activism.

USA In English
96 minutes 35mm

Screenplay

Mike Cerre
,
Neil Young

Photography

Mike Elwell

Editor

Mark Faulkner

Music

Neil Young

With

David Crosby
,
Graham Nash
,
Stephen Stills
,
Neil Young
,
Stephen Colbert
,
Josh Hisle

Festivals

Sundance, Berlin 2008

Elsewhere

CSNY: Déjà Vu, directed by Bernard Shakey (aka Neil Young), intercuts concert footage of the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 2006 US tour with a frank documentary record of how audiences and others in towns across America responded to the music and its message. Harmony reigns on stage, but in the streets we see a country divided. Though Young's political sympathies should hardly be a surprise to any of them - nor theirs to him - Atlanta fans who came along for a nostalgia fix are rendered apoplectic by, for example, the lyrics of "Impeach the President". Amidst the fear and loathing, Young rocks on, no more likely to stop baiting rednecks than he is to stop singing. — BG

"A melodious howl of protest against the Iraq War from one of rock's greatest bands... These men look like your grandfather, right up until the downbeat. Then the magnificence of their playing sweeps away all concepts of age." — Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter