Neil Young: Heart of Gold
Filmfest 2006

In March 2005, Neil Young was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. Four days before he was scheduled for a lifesaving operation, he headed to Nashville, where he wrote and recorded the country folk album PRAIRIE WIND with old friends and family members. After the successful operation and recovery period, he returned to Nashville that August to play at the famed Ryman Auditorium, once again gathering together friends and family for this special performance. Young even gets reflective at the show, telling moving stories from his past in between playing guitar, harmonica, piano, and banjo... An extraordinary document of one of the world’s greatest songwriters staring death in the face – and letting the music save him.

tags: Documentary

Credits

Director: Jonathan Demme