A 40-minute film promoting Neil Young & Crazy Horse‘s new album, Americana, has premiered online at Young’s official website.  Young directed the flick, titled A Day at the Gallery, which was shot in the style of an old silent movie on grainy black-and-white stock.

The film shows Young and a female assistant visiting an art gallery, where a curator presents a series of paintings created by contemporary artist Shepard Fairey that were inspired by the songs on Americana.  As Young is shown each painting, the camera moves in and the scene switches to a segment of the official video that’s been put together for the accompanying song.  All of the Americana videos feature a montage of archival footage, generally depicting the lives of rural Americans.

Fairey himself makes a cameo in the flick in a scene where Young is brought to the artist’s studio for a look at a couple of his paintings.

Americana arrives in stores on Tuesday.

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