Neil Young: Heart of Gold

10gold Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme turns his cameras on musician Neil Young in this intimate two-night concert. Nashville, Tenn.'s landmark Ryman Auditorium provides superb acoustics for a soul-baring set from Young's album "Prairie Wind," with the legendary singer-songwriter also performing reworked versions of some classics. Joining Young onstage are his wife, Pegi, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith and others.
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Filled with country memories, bluesy regret and familiar and piercing sentiment, Jonathan Demme's concert film sounds like quintessential Neil Young, which, depending on your home catalog, will be either an enormous turn-on or turn-off. Read the review
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It doesn't penetrate his craggy mystique, or make us hear his music in a new way. Instead, it's the same old choir song.
Evelyn McDonnell, Miami Herald  full review
This Prairie Wind concert is one long sweet twang of wistful not-quite-regret.
Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel  full review
When it comes to pop-music icons, Neil Young is the full package.
Larry Rodgers, Arizona Republic  full review
Some defiant rockers are forever young. This one is in name only.
Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle  full review
Neil Young: Heart of Gold is one of the best live concert films ever made. If you like Neil Young, that is.
Tom Long, Detroit News  full review
It does what the best movies of any genre do: turn the produced and scripted into something sincere and honest.
Terry Lawson, Detroit Free Press  full review
One of the new year's most satisfying films.
Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News  full review
Like its troubadour, Heart of Gold is smart and generous with its seeming simplicity.
Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post  full review
Few artists are so adept at addressing the past and embracing the future all at once. And few recent films have so gracefully captured a musician at a specific point in his time.
Chris Vognar, Dallas Morning News  full review
Neil Young: Heart of Gold, director Jonathan Demme's lovingly shot document of Young's August 2005 performances at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, has to rank among the most heartfelt concert films ever made.
Bob Townsend, Atlanta Journal-Constitution  full review
I couldn't help but wish that as long as Young was making a new film with a top-tier director at the helm, he would have provided more insight into his life, as Martin Scorsese's recent TV documentary did for Bob Dylan.
Brad Kava, San Jose Mercury News
Heart of Gold is the work of an egalitarian lover of music. Demme uses the camera as a divining rod, pointing at the man with the guitar.
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune  full review
It's movie and music bliss.
Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
Heart of Gold -- filmed in much the same manner [as Stop Making Sense], with pristine sound and a notable lack of audience shots -- is a deeper and infinitely more touching piece of work.
Ty Burr, Boston Globe  full review
All in all, a visual and musical feast.
Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor  full review
Director Demme is smart and sensitive enough to sit back and listen to the music without attention-getting intrusions.
Desson Thomson, Washington Post  full review
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  • Release Year: 2006
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 103 min
  • Available From: Jan 02, 2013
  • Queued by: 991 people
Directed By
Jonathan Demme
Neil Young, Pegi Young, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith

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