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Young marvels pensively how his childhood region has changed, buildings vanished and new developments grown up all around.

“It’s all gone,” Young says. “It’s in my head. That’s why you don’t have to worry when you lose friends. `Cause they’re still in your head. Still in your heart.”

Young remembers departed friends in the film’s performances, which lean heavily toward material from recent albums. But the film also features solo renditions of Young classics such as “Down by the River,” `’After the Gold Rush” and “Ohio,” a protest tune about the National Guard shootings at Kent State in 1970 which is accompanied by archival footage of the tragedy and photos of the four students slain there.

After the film, Young recalled his early days as a failed musician in Toronto and summed up his long collaboration with filmmaker Demme.

“He loves music,” Young said. “And I love movies.”