Movies of the week
Making documentaries on memorable musical concerts drives him to the core and Neil Young is the artist that remains etched in his mind. Jonathan Demme is celebrating the enigma of musical sensation, for the third time.His epic presentations on Neil Young started with ‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’ and ‘Neil Young Trunk Show’, and now, we have ‘Neil Young Journeys’, glorifying the artist’s solo musical expedition to his homeland, Toronto.
The latest movie combines the scenes straight from the concert and also covers engaging account of Neil’s road trip. In Jonathan’s words, the movie offers an up-close look at the brand of music produced by Neil Young.
As to the high-point of the film, it encompasses the effortless transitions of Neil Young from his compositions that have almost become musical anthems for his fans to his latest hits.
Jonathan calls Neil a performer who gets lost in his performance and becomes the performance itself. That’s the mark of an artist par excellence! All in all, the movie has enough material to keep the viewers hooked to their seats.