Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
Year of the Horse
Jim Jarmusch's bouquet to rocker Neil Young (also composer of the soundtrack to Jarmusch's Dead Man) and his loyal band, Crazy Horse. It is assembled, or thrown together, from recent European concert footage, candid backstage or offstage stuff dating back twenty years, formal interviews in a barren room with a wooden chair in the foreground and a washing machine in the background, meaningless vistas of bouncing clouds and whizzing trees as seen from a car window, among other tidbits. The image is blown-up 8mm, 16mm, and video, so as to ensure different degrees of cruddiness. At best, it's like a dust storm. At worst -- wouldn't you know? -- like a hurricane. 1997.