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“Heart of Gold” Wins Hearts at Sundance

"Heart of Gold" Wins Hearts at Sundance

Director Jonathan Demme‘s new concert film “Heart of Gold” wasn’t something that Neil Young, the subject of the film, was sure would be made. Sundance hails the film as “an intoxicating record” of the the two-night “Prairie Wind” concert held last August in Nashville, Tennessee. Young began making the album shortly after he was diagnosed with a brain aneuryism last spring; “It was important to say what needed to be said so that you wouldn’t be sitting there with it all in your mind but not able to move,” he said. During his recovery after successful surgery, Young worked with Demme to film the first concert of the album, which “exudes a palpable energy of renewal and urgency” (as described by Sundance). Anthony Breznican reports for USA Today.

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