Filmfest 2004

Neil Young has made what he calls a "musical novel” which tells the story of a family, the murder of a cop and the evolution of a young girl. Not a concert film, Young himself shot actors on locations on his own Northern California home turf to create his Greendale, a rural town that is a microcosm of a world in crisis. In essence, Greendale is a tale of collective awakening told through ten interlinking songs performed by Young and his band Crazy Horse, who never appear in the film, but Neil’s distinctive voice is heard singing the story as well as the dialogue of his lip-synching actors.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Sarah White, Eric Johnson, Ben Keith, Erik Markegard, Elizabeth Keith


Director: Neil Young