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Neil Young & Dean Stockwell’s ‘Human Highway’

Fans of both Neil Young’s movies and music can enjoy an unprecedented night of both and more next month. His post-apocalyptic musical comedy, Human Highway, screens alongside his concert feature Rust Never Sleeps, accompanied with an exclusive live Q&A with Cameron Crowe interviewing Young and an eclectic cast (see below). It all happens simultaneously in scores of theaters across the nation on Leap Day 2016, February 29th.

Billed as “An Evening With Neil Young,” it is presented by Fathom Events, Warner Bros. Records, and AARP, and offers an opportunity for Young’s followers to become better acquainted with the famed-musical artist’s cinematic work.

Human Highway is a post-apocalyptic comedy Young made in 1982 under his directorial pseudonym Bernard Shakey in partnership with Dean Stockwell, and stars in with Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper, the band Devo and Stockwell. It was poorly received on its original limited theatrical release, but since being issued on VHS has found some appreciation. TV Guide calls it “goofy and enjoyable” and finds Young’s acting as “surprisingly funny.”

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Rust Never Sleeps, on the other hand, captures Young’s acclaimed 1978 concert tour with his band Crazy Horse – thought by many of the artist’s aficionados to be possibly the strongest collection of live rock’n’roll performances of his long career. During the evening, Young will be interviewed by music journalist turned director Crowe – known for hits like Almost Famous, Jerry Maguire and Say Anything… Also participating: Human Highway cast members Gerald V. Casale of Devo, Russ Tamblyn and Charlotte Stewart.

The evening will play live nationwide in select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network at 8 PM ET/7 PM CT/6 PM MT and tape-delayed to 7:30 PM in PT, HI and AK. Check Fathom’s affiliate list here to see if it will show in a theater near you; tickets are on sale here. More info can be found here.

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