Mr. Jimmy

USA | NR | 110 min | Japanese
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Showings

Michigan Theater - Screening Room Thu, May 16 3:45 PM
with special guest appearance!
Emagine Royal Oak - Aud 7 Fri, May 17 9:00 PM
with special guest appearance!
Event Info
Film Section:US Documentary
Category:Documentary
Music
Performance
Ann Arbor
MT
Emagine
Royal Oak
Feel-good
Sponsored By:U-M Center for Japanese Studies
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Run Time (in minutes):110
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Language:Japanese
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Previous Festivals:SXSW
Buenos Aires
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Peter Michael Dowd
Social
Website:https://www.mrjimmymovie.com/
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/MR-JIMMY-MOVIE-349597365862942/
Twitter:http://twitter.com/mrjimmymovie

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.
With special guest appearance by director Peter Dowd and assistant editor Yukari Kamiya at both screenings