New film “Paradox,” starring Neil Young, to get TV premiere March 23 on Netflix; soundtrack album due the same day

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Paradox, the new movie starring Neil Young that was written and directed by his girlfriend, actress Daryl Hannah, will get its television debut on Netflix on Friday, March 23, less than a week after its world premiere at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas.

Netflix announced Wednesday that it had acquired worldwide rights to Paradox, which is described as “[a] fantasy, a loud poem and a free-spirited tale of music and love” focusing on a band of outlaws hiding in the mountains and searching for treasure.

The film’s premiere theatrical screening is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, at 7 p.m. local time at the Paramount Theater in Austin.

In addition to Young, the movie features country legend Willie Nelson, as well as the members of Neil’s current backing band, Promise of the Real, which includes Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.

Neil, Lukas Nelson and Micah Nelson portray characters respectively called the “Man in the Black Hat,” the “Particle Kid” and “Jail Time.” The movie features original music by by Neil and Promise of the Real.

Paradox sprung up spontaneously and unexpectedly, like a peculiar dandelion, popping up between the cracks in the pavement,” says Hannah in a statement. “We were fortunate to find this brief window of opportunity to share the love for the natural world, each other and for the precious seeds of creativity and life.”

Also on March 23, a companion Paradox soundtrack album will be released on vinyl and as a digital download. The record studio and live performances by Young and Promise of the Real, some covers and music composed specifically for the film.

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