MR. JIMMY

(orig. MR. JIMMY)

  • MR. JIMMY

German PremiereUnited States 2019Language:Japanese, EnglishSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Peter Michael DowdCinematographer:Ivan Kovac, Matthew BluteEditor:Peter Michael DowdMusic:Led ZeppelinSound:Jeffrey JousanWith:Akio "Jimmy" Sakurai, Rie Nakahara , Toshio Suzuki, Kiyomi OsawaProducer:Peter Michael DowdDistributor:Peter Michael Dowd110 min, Colour

We experience the Good Times Bad Times of Japanese guitar player Mr. Jimmy at close quarters. For 35 years he recreates the music of Led Zeppelin – tone by tone. At a club concert in Tokyo Jimmy Page is in the audience and is impressed with his imitator. Mr. Jimmy comes to the US. But the tribute bands he joins on tour only want to play the hits. There is a communication breakdown between two different cultures of appreciation and appropriation of Led Zeppelin’s legacy. At last Mr. Jimmy is able to act out his perfectionism and his whole lotta love in the band of Jason Bonham. After its world premiere at SXSW now its German premiere at BIFF!

Director's Biography:Los Angeles based director, editor and producer previously worked as film curator for the Museum of the Moving Image and as a film programmer at George Eastman House. After the short documentary THE KING OF SIZE Dowds second documentary MR. JIMMY is his feature-length film debut.

Screenings

  • 21.11.2019 20:45 UNIVERSUM 2
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