Mr. Jimmy

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Showings

Parkway Theater Fri, Apr 19 9:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Guest Attending:Yes
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:New American Visions
Documentary
Tags:Documentary
Music
Asian Interest
Arts
Culture & Society
History
Release Year:2019
Runtime:113 min
Country/Region:USA
Japan
Language:Japanese
English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Peter Michael Dowd
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq4RTJz7mOM
Cast/Crew
Director:Peter Michael Dowd
Executive Producer:Paula Dowd
Producer:Peter Michael Dowd
Cinematographer:Ivan Kovac
Matthew Blute
Editor:Peter Michael Dowd
Principal Cast:Akio "Jimmy" Sakurai
Rie Nakahara
Toshio Suzuki
Kiyomi Osawa
Junko Sakurai
Shinji Kishimoto

Description

Director Peter Michael Dowd Attending April 12!

Peter Michael Dowd's documentary Mr. Jimmy centers on Akio Sakura, who grew up in Tokamachi, Japan listening to and studying Led Zeppelin. Upon moving to Tokyo, Akio made a living as a kimono salesman by day, but at night he donned a different persona. Known as "Mr. Jimmy." Akio performed throughout the Tokyo club circuit, meticulously recreating Zeppelin concerts note-for-note after the talents and influence of rock legend Jimmy Page. Akio rocked his Mr. Jimmy persona for over 35 years until one fateful night changed the course of his life forever–the actual Jimmy Page came to see him perform, prompting Aikio to pack up and fly to Los Angeles in pursuit of a career in rock-n-roll. Once there, Akio joins a band called "Led Zepagain" and appears to be well on his way to music fame, but is this American dream all it appears?

Director Biography

Peter Michael Dowd

Peter Michael Dowd's award-winning short documentary The King of Size screened at numerous festivals including MSPIFF. Previously, Dowd was the Curator of Film at the Museum of the Moving Image and Film Programmer at George Eastman House.


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