Legendary American musician, Neil Young, took to the open road leading up to a solo performance at Toronto’s Massey Hall last year, revisiting some of the towns in which he used to live in Ontario. Oscar-nominated director Jonathan Demme (The Silence of the Lambs, Rachel Getting Married) was there to document some of the trip and the show itself, culminating in the director’s third documentary with the musician, entitled Neil Young Journeys.
The first trailer for the doc has now debuted at Yahoo Movies, and is here for your viewing pleasure below.
“A look at Neil Young’s 2011 solo tour to Toronto’s Massey Hall, an iconic venue in the city of his birth. At sixty-five, Young retains a youthful vitality and musical curiosity. Concert footage of the Massey Hall performances is interspersed with scenes from a road trip through Ontario. Driving a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria, Young visits the rural town of Omemee, where he spent a key part of his formative years, and reminisces about his former neighbors. As he drives past the dramatically changed landscape, Young fondly embraces his memories of the past.”
Neil Young Journeys has been picked up by Sony Pictures Classics, who will be giving it a limited release in the US on 29th June. I imagine this will be one UK fans will have to wait for to be released on DVD/Blu-Ray, and here’s the first trailer to whet your appetites whilst you wait. Enjoy.