Neil Young fans: your man is on fire. A superbly recorded solo concert film directed up close by Jonathan Demme (Heart of Gold).
Screened as part of NZIFF 2012
Neil Young fans: your man is on fire. This superbly recorded solo concert film, directed by longtime Young collaborator Jonathan Demme (Heart of Gold) gets up very close. Tiny cameras take you places no concert ticket will get you. — BG
“Jonathan Demme’s third concert film with Neil Young, Neil Young Journeys, is a solo affair for which the singer’s in excellent voice and a contemplative mood… Interspersing a concert at Toronto’s Massey Hall with a back-roads trip through Omemee, Ontario and other childhood haunts, the director listens as Young meanders down memory lane… The genial scenes make a relevant backdrop for the introspective, backward-looking material in the set list. Stage footage is almost evenly split between songs from 2010’s Le Noise and older favorites, highlights of which include a lacerating ‘Ohio’ and piercing ‘Hey Hey, My My.’ Young’s distinctive voice is almost startlingly clear, the instrumental sound strong and well mixed.” — John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter