Posted in movies | music on June 29, 2012

Neil Young Journeys

Neil Young Journeys, the new film documenting Neil Young's 2011 tour which was made with Jonathan Demme, will be opening in theaters today (6/29) in NYC and LA. It's the third film that Neil has made with Jonathan Demme (after Heart of Gold and Neil Young Trunk Show), director of such other music films including Stop Making Sense and Storefront Hitchcock, in addition to Hollywood films like Silence of the Lambs, Something Wild, and others. AV Club reviewed the film, giving it an A-:

As on Le Noise itself, the overcranked echo of Young's distorted guitar dominates the songs, captured via Young's trademark "PureTone" process. (For the film's première, held in Massey Hall during last year's Toronto Film Festival, Young trucked in his own sound system.) It's fascinating to hear old chestnuts like "Cortez The Killer" and "Cinnamon Girl" cut loose from their rhythm-section moorings, left to find new shapes or simply drift on a chord as thick and rough as a granite slab.
Neil Young Journeys opens in NYC today at Landmark Sunshine Cinema (tickets) and AMC Empire 25 (tickets). It will open in other theaters across the country within the next few weeks. Stay tuned for the full release schedule, which will appear on the website. The trailer is below.

As mentioned, Neil Young will be touring with Patti Smith later this year. That tour brings them to NYC for shows at MSG on 11/27 and Brooklyn's Barclays Center on 12/3. Tickets for both of those shows are still available.

The film's trailer is below.

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Comments (6)

I gotz my free healthcare, why I gotta pay to see dis Neil Young joint? Thought my man was down with the black man?

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2012 3:51 PM

Just saw this at AMC 25. Sound was magnificent. A lot of handheld camera footage. Unfortunately the version I saw did not have Cortez or Cinnamon Girl. Recommended for someone who is already a fan of Neil. You're not going to learn anything new about him from this documentary. Most of the songs featured were from his last album, I believe.

Posted by Qbertplaya | June 29, 2012 4:06 PM

hey anonymous (see above comment#1)
with the fake spelling and "accent" you're just a dumb racist paleface mf!

Posted by r | July 23, 2012 7:27 AM

^ as opposed to you "paleface", amirite
the arrogant always think that "normal" includes their own prejudices

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 7:37 AM

Hippies suck.

Posted by Anonymous | July 23, 2012 8:46 AM

neil young is amazing.

Posted by jordon | July 28, 2013 12:07 PM

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