Published Feb 26, 2010Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme is no stranger to the concert film, nor to Neil Young, for that matter. In 2006, he directed the Young concert film Heart of Gold, along with the Talking Heads' famed Stop Making Sense and the Robyn Hitchcock film Storefront Hitchcock.
Now, in 2010, he's releasing his latest Neil Young work to cinemas. As Pitchfork reports, the Neil Young Trunk Show will hit selected cinemas for just a week starting on March 19 before it gets released on Blu-ray and DVD later this year. The piece was filmed over two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, during Young's Chrome Dreams II concert tour in support of the album of the same name. As previously reported, Neil Young Trunk Show played the Toronto International Film Festival last summer.
As of yet the list of theatres screening the film have yet to be released, and there is no firm release date still for that DVD.
In related news, Vancouver was recently treated to Hal Willner's Neil Young Project, which featured Elvis Costello, Lou Reed, Mark Kozelek, Vashti Bunyan, members of Broken Social Scene and others paying tribute to Young with cover songs. You can read our review here.