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Meryl Streep’s new movie dedicated to Rick Rosas

Born in Los Angeles in 1949, Rosas also worked with Demme on 2006’s Neil Young: Heart of Gold documentary.

One of California’s most in-demand session musicians, he also worked with Joe Walsh, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ron Wood and Etta James.

He was the only bassist to have played in three of Neil Young’s bands – Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Crazy Horse.

The new film has other ties to Neil Young – the rocker taught Streep how to play guitar for the project.

The report comes from http://www.contactmusic.com/meryl-streep/news/meryl-streep-s-new-film-dedicated-to-bass-player_4860035

Here is more about the guitar lessons from Entertainment:

Meryl Streep appeared on The Tonight Show Aug. 3 to promote her new movie Ricki and the Flash. 

The actress, who plays a struggling musician trying to reconnect with her family in the movie, revealed to host Jimmy Fallon that she did not know how to play guitar prior to filming so director Jonathan Demme set up a meeting for her to meet Neil Young.

“My first lesson was 45 minutes with Neil,” Streep said. “He is amazing, it’s cool.”

When asked if she learned anything from the legendary rocker, Streep said Young told her: “’You see all the amplifiers and all the wires and you go ‘what is all this s–t?’” Young then told her to “crank it up to 11.  You’ve got to turn it up, turn it up loud.”

Here’s the video:

 

 

Neil Young JOURNEYS

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Claire from Sony wrote to us:

NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS: If you’d like to view the trailer and learn more about the film, follow this link: www.neilyoungjourneys.com

Briefly: Part documentary and part concert film, NEIL YOUNG JOURNEYS follows Neil Young as he returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to play at the iconic Massey Hall. Young’s intense performances are presented in full, along with passages from the funny and sometimes wistful ride into town.

Due to the subject matter the film, I thought your readers would be interested in knowing about it.

Neil Young Journeys being released June 29th in Theatres

Neil Young Film Headed To Theaters
antimusic.com

(Gibson) The latest collaboration between rock legend Neil Young and famed director Jonathan Demme has a release date. Neil Young Journeys will hit theaters starting June 29, via Sony Pictures Classics, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

Following on the heels of Neil Young:

Heart of Gold (2006) and Neil Young Trunk Show (2009), Journeys was filmed toward the end of Young’s 2011 solo tour. In the movie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer travels from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, Canada to Toronto, where he’s booked to play two shows at Massey Hall. During the trek, Young “reminisces about childhood friends and talks about how the surroundings have changed over the decades while rolling toward Toronto in a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Although fans can check out Heart of Gold on DVD, Trunk Show has yet to be released for home audiences – a situation that Demme said he’s hoping to remedy.

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The latest collaboration between rock legend Neil Young and famed director Jonathan Demme has a release date. Neil Young Journeys will hit theaters starting June 29, via Sony Pictures Classics, according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

Following on the heels of Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006) and Neil Young Trunk Show (2009), Journeys was filmed toward the end of Young’s 2011 solo tour. In the movie, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer travels from his hometown of Omemee, Ontario, Canada to Toronto, where he’s booked to play two shows at Massey Hall. During the trek, Young “reminisces about childhood friends and talks about how the surroundings have changed over the decades while rolling toward Toronto in a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

Although fans can check out Heart of Gold on DVD, Trunk Show has yet to be released for home audiences – a situation that Demme said he’s hoping to remedy.

 

Slamdance coffee

here the video from the coffee interview at Slamdance, Neil Young and Jonathan Demme:

Coffee with Neil Young and Jonathan Demme (1 of 4)

Part 2 is here: vimeo.

Neil and Demme chat on ‘Journeys’ doc at Slamdance

Neil Young, Jonathan Demme chat on ‘Journeys’ doc at Slamdance
January 18, 2012 | 12:46pm

Neil Youngand filmmaker Jonathan Demme will hold court Sunday at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, where they’ll conduct a master class session about their latest collaborative music documentary, “Neil Young Journeys,” following its U.S. premiere screening Saturday at the festival.

The film follows Young on the trek from his hometown of Omemee, Canada, to Massey Hall in Toronto for the final two shows of his 2011 solo world tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer reminisces about childhood friends and talks about how the surroundings have changed over the decades while rolling toward Toronto in a 1956 Ford Crown Victoria.

It’s the third film the two have worked on together, following 2006’s “Neil Young: Heart of Gold” and 2010’s “Neil Young Trunk Show.”

“I have had the high pleasure and honor of sitting down with Neil two times before: [last fall] at the Toronto Fest and a couple of years back at Sundance, when we showed up with ‘Neil Young: Heart of Gold’,” Demme told Pop & Hiss. “Neil is extremely spontaneous and original in his thinking on all things musical and cinematic, so it’s really a blast for me to get to do something like this with him. We’re very, very excited that Slamdance has invited us to have our USA premiere with them this weekend.”

The “Journeys” program will be preceded by the first screening of a 13-minute mini-documentary Demme shot in October of an Occupy Wall Street drum circle gathering.

The 2012 Slamdance Festival, highlighting works from independent filmmakers, runs Friday through Jan. 26. Special events also include a screening Tuesday of “With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story,” about the pioneering comic book artist from directors Will Hess, Nikki Frakes and Terry Dougas. The film screening will be preceeded by a morning master class session with Lee and Hess.

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Article: latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2012/01/neil-young-jonathan-demme-journeys-doc-screening-.html

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