Neil Young Journeys
Neil Young Journeys: Director Jonathan Demme likes to make movies with Neil Young, and that’s turning out to be a very good thing. In this, their third collaboration, Young returns to the city of his birth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to perform a solo show at Massey Hall. And when I say solo, I mean solo. Young does it all with the acoustic guitar, powerful electric guitar, harmonica and that wonderful organ. He serves up classics like “Ohio” and “After the Gold Rush” and new ones, like the beautiful “Leia,” with no accompaniment. Demme cuts in footage of Young driving around the city, following his brother Bob’s Cadillac and seeing the sights. As for the way Demme shoots a concert, nobody does it better. He has a camera aimed right under the brim of Young’s hat, so you get Neil’s awesome scowling face punching your eyes. I hope these guys keep making these movies, because they are damn good.