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In 2005, legendary rocker Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme collaborated on the concert film Neil Young: Heart of Gold, shot during a series of performances at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium; the film was designed to sum up the larger themes of Young's music, and was inspired in part by the musician being diagnosed with a potentially fatal brain aneurysm. In 2009, Young, who had since been given a clean bill of health, teamed up with Demme for a second concert documentary, but while Heart of Gold focused on the country-influenced side of Young's body of work, 2009's Neil Young Trunk Show is dominated by his love of unvarnished hard rock, with plenty of Young's trademark noisy guitar solos and extended workouts with his band (including longtime collaborators Ralph Molina and Ben Keith). Featuring a set of classic hits and songs from Young's 2008 album Chrome Dreams II, Neil Young Trunk Show was an official selection at the 2009 AFI Fest, a film festival presented by the American Film Institute. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi