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    Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:10:21

    Neil Young's 'Human Highway' to See Theatrical Release - + Rust Never Sleeps and Q+A

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    Rolling Stone reports that Neil Young's "surreal 1982 comedy Human Highway will finally get a nationwide theatrical release." The movie will accompany a screening of his 1979 concert movie Rust Never Sleeps and will be followed by a live Q&A with Young and Human Highway cast members Charlotte Stewart, Russ Tamblyn, and Devo's Gerald Casale, moderated by none other than Cameron Crowe. Tickets for An Evening With Neil Young will go on sale tomorrow, January 15th, and the special cinema experience will take place at theaters nationwide Monday, February 29. Tickets are available via FathomEvents.com.

    (Human Highway just also happens to be the name of Canadian indie band Islands' Young-inspired side project consisting of Nicholas Thorburn and Jim Guthrie, FYI.)

    The magazine writes around whether the movie is any good, saying "the low-budget film was a labor of love for Young. He spent four years shooting it, and the last three decades tinkering around with it. A new version debuted last year at New York's IFC Center," and also that Dennis Hopper struggled with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, and others, while on the set. "I thought Dennis Hopper was retarded when we met. He couldn't say his lines. He couldn't speak a sentence. He just ignored every direction he got. He was a short-order cook in the movie and he was playing with a knife and he ended up cutting Sally Kirkland really bad. She ended up suing Neil Young." He adds, "It's a truly weird piece of history."

    RS goes on to relate: "Rust Never Sleeps, on the other hand, is an undisputed masterpiece. It captures Neil Young and Crazy Horse on their 1978 American tour, right near the absolute peak of their live powers. It mixes acoustic tunes like "Sugar Mountain" and "After The Goldrush" with thrashed-out renditions of "Sedan Deliver," "Cortez The Killer," "Powderfinger" and many other classics from the era."

    Watch the film trailer for Human Highway:



    Watch the trailer for Rust Never Sleeps:



    Tickets for the one night event on February 29th, aka Leap Day, are available via FathomEvents.com.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    01.14.16

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