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Mr Jimmy Unclassified 18+

Director: Peter Michael Dowd Country: USA (2019)
Language: EnglishJapanese with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary Themes: Music True Story
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Akio Sakurai is not merely an impersonator of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. He is the personification. To a fault.

Akio spent 35 years in Tokyo perfecting Page’s chops and mannerisms. The distinctly Japanese notion of precision and craft means he can not only hit every note of a 20-minute solo, but do it from countless variations of live bootlegs.

Rumours spread, and when Page himself pops up at a show and delivers a rousing ovation, Akio quickly abandons his kimono salesman day job and moves to Los Angeles to live the dream with cover band Led Zepagain. But Los Angeles is not Tokyo. Led Zepagain is not Led Zeppelin. Akio is not Jimmy.

Director Peter Michael Dowd captures Akio’s astounding feats and failures, questioning both art and identity. It’s a fascinating tale of perfectionism that tilts on the precipice of crippling obsession.

“A singular riff on identity, artistry, projection, passion and trying to inspire others to follow an impossible dream of second-hand perfection.” – Rolling Stone

Guests: Ivan Kovac

Tickets

0021
Fri 09 Aug 9:00 pm [0021]
Mr Jimmy (113 mins)
Cinema Nova Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
4551
Sun 11 Aug 7:00 pm [4551]
Mr Jimmy (113 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Featured Subjects
Akio "Jimmy" Sakurai, David "Swan" Montgomery, Kiyomi Osawa, Rie Nakahara, Sumito "Sam" Okamoto
Director
Peter Michael Dowd
Producer
Peter Michael Dowd
Cinematographer
Ivan Kovac, Matthew Blute
Editor
Peter Michael Dowd
Premiere Status
Australian Premiere
Format
Digital

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