Mr. Jimmy

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Film Info
Section:Reel Music
Genre:Film
Documentary
Premiere Status:Southeast Premiere
Country:United States
Original Language:English
Japanese
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Michael Dowd
Cast:Akio "Jimmy" Sakurai
Rie Nakahara
Kiyomi Osawa
Junko Sakurai
David "Swan" Montgomery
Producer:Peter Michael Dowd
Cinematographer:Ivan Kovac
Matthew Blute
Editor:Peter Michael Dowd

Description

In snowbound Tokamachi, Japan, teenaged Akio Sakurai took refuge in his room, escaping to another world with a pair of headphones and a pile of Led Zeppelin records. Moving to Tokyo, Akio worked as a kimono salesman by day, but by night became "Mr. Jimmy," adopting the guitar chops and persona of Jimmy Page. For 35 years, Akio recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs, until the “real” Jimmy Page stopped by one night, and Akio’s life changed forever. Inspired by Mr. Page’s ovation, Akio quits his “salary man” job, leaving behind his family to move to Los Angeles and join “Led Zepagain.” Soon cultures clash, and Akio’s idyllic vision of America meets with reality.

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