“Neil Young Journeys” is directed by Jonathan Demme, documenting Neil Young’s solo tour stop at Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, interspersed with scenes of Neil Young driving from his hometown of Omemee to Toronto.

Whoa.

This film was riveting and interesting, Yong’s is a stellar performer and even for those who aren’t familiar with his songs will find something to love.

Interestingly, the way Demme shot the film seems totally counter-intuitive, there is no sense of the audience viewing the show, and some of the shots are so frighteningly up-close and personal – to the point of spit flying onto the camera and messing up the remaining song footage.

I have to admit that some of the references that Young makes during moments when he is talking about his life were totally lost on me and perhaps knowing biographical information would have better placed me to understand the references, but I enjoyed the concert footage.

This film is a must see for those who love concert films or those who love Neil Young.

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