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Watch Neil Young's 40-Minute Silent Film for Americana

June 2, 2012  |  12:00pm
Watch Neil Young's 40-Minute Silent Film for <i>Americana</i>

On June 5, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will release Americana, an album of electric reprisals of American folk standards such as “She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain.” To gear fans up for the release, Young filmed a 40-minute silent film that centers around the album’s music.

Taped in California at graphic designer Shepard Fairey’s gallery, the film focuses on a young author—played by Young—who is visiting the gallery in search of pictures to accompany his book about American songs. The film features songs from Americana set to footage from the works of iconic silent film director D.W. Griffith.

You can watch the film in its entirety via NPR here. Below you can watch the music video for “Jesus Chariot (She’ll Be Coming Round The Mountain)” from Americana:

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