Neil Young Journeys: movie review

( Unrated ) ( Monitor Movie Guide )

'Journeys' is a feast for Neil Young devotees and initiates alike.

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Musician Neil Young (l.) is the center of director Jonathan Demme (r.)'s new documentary.

Jonathan Demme’s “Neil Young Journeys” is his third documentary about the legendary rocker. Unlike the previous entries, this one is essentially a solo concert film, recorded over several nights in Toronto’s Massey Hall in May 2011.

“Peaceful Valley Boulevard,” After the Gold Rush,” “You Never Call” and many others classics are sung, and a tiny camera mounted below Young’s microphone gets up close and personal with the singer. We also hear Young reminiscing as he drives to the concert from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario. A feast for Neil Young lovers and initiates alike. Grade: A- (Unrated.)

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