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A riot of color greeted Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme the first time he walked into Haitian Corner, an art gallery around the corner from his Manhattan apartment. Instantly transfixed, he left with a $250 painting by Haitian master Wilson Bigaud. The seed was planted.
Jonathan Demme's first experience hearing the music of Italy's Enzo Avitabile was such perfection that the Oscar-winning filmmaker said no one would believe it if he put it on film.
Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music.
Neil Young's latest concert film is so up close and personal it leaves the audience viewing the rocker through his own spit.
Bruce Springsteen pumped up the volume for music at last year's Toronto International Film Festival, and this year, the cinema showcase has cranked it up to 11.
Director Jonathan Demme probably is the only filmmaker to do justice to a character who peeled flesh off human heads (Hannibal Lechter in 1991's "Silence of the Lambs) and to the rock band Talking Heads, the subject of his 1984 documentary "Stop Making Sense." He's in town today as an honoree for the Silverdocs documentary film festival at AFI Silver Theatre (8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring). At 1 p.m., he'll present a new work on Hurricane Katrina's aftermath, and he'll be the focus of the 2007 Guggenheim Symposium at 6:30 p.m. Phone: 877/DOCS-TIX. Web:www.silverdocs.com.