Neil Young: Heart of Gold

Release date:February 10, 2005
(NY, LA, TOR, SF; wider release: February 17; wider release: February 24)

Studio:Paramount Classics

Director:Jonathan Demme

MPAA Rating:PG (for some drug-related lyrics)


Starring:Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Ben Keith, Spooner Oldham, Rick Rosas, Karl Himmel, Chad Cromwell, Wayne Jackson of the Memphis Horns, Pegi Young, Anthony Crawford, Diana Dewitt, Gary Pigg, Grant Boatwright, Tom McGinley, Jimmy Sharp, Clinton Gregory, Fisk Univeristy Singers, The Nashville String Machine


Plot Summary:

"Neil Young: Heart of Gold" is filmmaker Jonathan Demme's ("Philadelphia," "Silence of the Lambs," "Stop Making Sense") intimate musical portrait of legendary singer/songwriter Neil Young, filmed on the occasion of the world premiere of Young's Prairie Wind concert at Nashville's hallowed Ryman auditorium last summer. Young's music provides an emotionally rich view into this unique artist's relationship to family, friends, mortality and the passage of time. Young is accompanied on stage by many long time musical companions, including country star Emmylou Harris, Neil's wife Pegi Young, and band leader/ steel guitarist Ben Keith.