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4Jun/12

NEIL YOUNG AND JONATHAN DEMME IN CONVERSATION

Neil Young and Jonathan Demme take viewers on quite a ride in latest collaboration

92nd St. Y
Kaufmann Concert Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd St.
Thursday, June 7, $29-$44, 7:30
www.92y.org

For thirty years, Canadian rocker Neil Young has been making movies tied to his music, often combining live concert footage with behind-the-scenes glimpses, fictional stories, and documentary interviews. He’s worked with such directors as Bernard Shakey, his cinematic alter ego, on such films as Journey Through the Past, Human Highway, Rust Never Sleeps, and Greendale as well as such well-known names as Michael Lindsay-Hogg (Neil Young in Berlin) and Jim Jarmusch (Year of the Horse). But it’s his continuing collaboration with Oscar-winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme that has proved most revelatory, in such fascinating and probing movies as 2006’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold, 2009’s Neil Young: Trunk Show, and the upcoming Neil Young Journeys, which follows Young on the final night of his recent solo tour and driving around his Ontario hometown in his 1956 Ford Crown Victoria. On June 7, Young and Demme will be at the 92nd St. Y to talk about what makes them work so well together.

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