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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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A film shot over during a two-night performance by Neil Young at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.

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Filmed in concert over two nights at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium See more »

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Rated PG for some drug-related lyrics | See all certifications »

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$53,908 (USA) (10 February 2006)

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$1,827,544 (USA) (14 July 2006)
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Grant Boatwright plays Neil's 1953 Les Paul during "No Wonder". This is the only song to feature an electric guitar in the film. See more »

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Several times in the film and bonus material, Neil's Martin D-45 is referred as a "B-45" when subtitled. See more »

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Closing dedication: for daddy See more »

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Featured in Finishing Touches (2006) See more »

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The Old Laughing Lady
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As it gets for a film of this genre
2 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen this film twice and must say that, with Heart of Gold, Jonathan Demme has created the definitive Neil Young concert - this is as good as Neil Young gets and Demme has captured him perfectly. Neil Young fans and those who are turned on to him by this film will probably want to buy the DVD when it comes out. But see it in a theater if you can - production values are extremely high (this is no amateurish production), camera work (particularly the close up camera work) is among the best I have ever seen, the editing is superb, and the content is as good as it gets for a film of this genre.

Although I've been a Demme fan for years, I was lukewarm about Neil Young before seeing this film - count me as a big Neil Young fan now too. Jonathan, if you are reading this - any chance you could capture Stephen Stills one of these days?


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