Producer Cameron Crowe and director A.J. Eaton craft an unflinchingly honest portrait of musician David Crosby, now 77, framed around a multi-day interview with the controversial legend about his illustrious career and troubled personal life.
“A touching, nostalgia-infused portrait that’s imbued with affection.” – Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter
A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced an uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation he came to define in the 60’s. With humor and bite, Crosby shares his rocky journey as a musician and activist at the forefront of the California rock scene—from his Laurel Canyon days with Joni Mitchell and ecstatic performances with The Byrds and CSN&Y, to dark times in jail and regretful ruptures with beloved bandmates. Crosby’s willingness to bare shattering personal struggles powerfully combines with the filmmakers’ disarming interview style to unlock profound truths about our human ego and imperfection. As this twinkly-eyed septuagenarian with a beautiful voice and chronic illness heads back on the road to make a buck, what endures is the transformative nature of music and the possibility of loving unconditionally. (Dir. by A.J. Eaton, 2019, USA, 95 mins., Rated R)
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