Neil Young Trunk Show widens its release this week, and my interview with director Jonathan Demme is up at the A.V. Club. In addition to his fiction films (The SIlence of the Lambs,Something Wild et al.) Demme has a sporadic but fruitful sideline in performance films, including the epochal Stop Making Sense and the delightful Storefront Hitchcock. Demme's career is too big to take on in a single interview, so our hour-long talk focused mainly on his documentaries, which have become a more regular occurrence in the last decade or so. Not surprisingly, the ease of shooting on the fly with small digital cameras is a big part of the appeal after large-scale (and comcomitantly moribund) studio movies like The Manchurian Candidate, a style that carried over to the making of Rachel Getting Married. Based on our talk, though, it seems like Demme's ready for the pendulum to swing back in the direction of lighting schemes and tracking shots — or, in the case of adapting Dave Eggers' post-Katrina novel, Zeitoun, animation. Should be interesting to see what comes next.