Jonathan Demme Talks Neil Young
Some new info on Jonathan Demme's upcoming film "Neil Young Journey".
Looks like there will be a soundtrack CD with new songs and the holdup with the "Trunk Show" release seems to be Warners.
From TIFF: Jonathan Demme Talks Neil Young - Thompson on Hollywood by Anne Thompson:
But the director [Demme] wanted to shoot more than a concert doc, so he took Young on the road in his 1956 Ford Crown Victoria from his home town of Omemee, Ontario to Toronto. “He makes me think of what wandering troubadors must have been like,” says Demme. “Like a Shakespeare company going around with new material by the same author. He has an amazing team of people who make it possible.
He’s an authentic creator, confident performing; he doesn’t censor himself.”
The WB CD for Neil Young Journeys with three new songs should be out before the end of the year. Eight songs are from the Daniel Lanois-produced Le Noise album, and six are reworkings of classic songs.
[Regarding Trunk Show release] Warners has yet to release the DVD. “It’s frustrating,” Demme says.
More on Neil Young Journeys: New Jonathan Demme Film debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.