DIR. JONATHAN DEMME | 2011 | USA | 87 MIN
*Opening Night Introduced by John Einarson
Jonathan Demme’s Neil Young Journeys is the final film in the trilogy of Neil Young concert films beginning with Heart of Gold and Trunk Show. Demme follows Neil on a road trip through Ontario where he visits the small town of Omemee, where, next to Winnipeg, he spent some of his formative years growing up. The film finishes with a live solo performance at Toronto’s Massey Hall – both electric and acoustic, mixing new songs from his album La Noise with classics like Ohio and I Believe in You.
“Journeys features some of the most astounding footage of the hallowed rock legend you will ever see committed to film. Neil is admittedly in great form here. There are plenty of stunning moments - a heartbreaking Down by the River, and a truly powerful sequence in honor of those slain during the Kent State Massacre.”- GREG KLYMKIW / CFC
John Einarson is a widely-respected Winnipeg rock music historian and author of more than a dozen books including critically-acclaimed biographies of Neil Young, Randy Bachman, Ian & Sylvia, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds, Arthur Lee/Love, and The Flying Burrito Brothers. He contributed to Neil Young's Archives Volume 1. In writing his own autobiography recently, Neil Young consulted with Einarson.
Neil Young Journeys has been generously sponsored by Joanne Lesko & Cindi French Royal LePage Dynamic Real Estate