Neil Young: Heart of Gold Poster

Release Date: 2006

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2006

PG|1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary
Shot over the span of two nights in the summer of 2005 at Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tenn., this Jonathan Demme concert film combines interviews with Neil Young and other band members with the premiere of various songs from the album "Prairie Wind." The concert film also features a special acoustic encore of older Young songs, as a special favor to Demme for the purposes of the film. Songs performed include "Far from Home," "Heart of Gold," "Harvest Moon," and "Comes a Time."

Director: Jonathan Demme

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Playtone Productions, Clinica Estetico

Keywords: Transformation, 2000s, Engaging, Creative

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  • In one sense, Neil Young: Heart of Gold is just a simple concert film -- no cutaways during the music for interviews, no cameras swooping and soaring on giant booms. But simplicity in this case also means no barrier between us and the people on stage, as they sing some of the most soul-stirring pop songs I've seen performed in a very long time.

  • This smart, aesthetically understated concert film from Jonathan Demme will transport Young's legions of baby boomer fans back to the future, as 1969 re-invents itself in 2005 for Young. show more

  • At the film's intimate best, it gives a guitar's perspective of the troubadour. He plucks his instrument as he plays our heartstrings. It's movie and music bliss. show more

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