July 25, 2008
Studio: Roadside Attractions
Director: Neil Young
MPAA Rating: N/A
Screenwriters: Neil Young, Mike Cerre
Starring: Neil Young, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash
Copyright Holder: N/A
Since their debut in the late 'sixties, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young have functioned as the "town criers" of their generation. "CSNY: Déjà Vu" finds the band heading out on their "Freedom of Speech 2006" tour of North America, featuring music from Neil Young's controversial "Living With War" CD. With "Embedded" reporter Mike Cerre aboard, the film documents audience reactions to the music and the band's ongoing connection with its fans, all against the backdrop of the Iraq/Afghanistan War. Songs from the Tour are woven together with archival material, news footage, and audience reaction and observations, as the film examines the issues surrounding the integration of politics and art.