Mr. Jimmy

Mr. Jimmy

Sun
19
Sun Jan 19 2:00 PM

Bellingen Memorial Hall
Wheelchair
100 Percent
General Admission
Unclassified 15+
113 Mins
January
Sun Jan 19

Winner · Festival Director's Award · Cinetopia Film Festival 

Think there's only one way to play "Stairway to Heaven"? Think again. Akio Sakurai can perform distinct note-for-note versions from any era of Led Zeppelin you'd care to name, down to the specific bootleg recording.

For 35 years Sakurai was a Tokyo salaryman by day, and by night was recreating elaborate Jimmy Page performances to perfection for audiences in small bars. When his performance is met by standing ovation by the man himself, Sakurai decides to seize the calling and join a touring cover band based in Los Angeles. But “Mr. Jimmy” isn’t satisfied with simply shutting up and playing the hits, and it becomes clear Sakurai’s perfectionism sits on the precipice of obsession.

More than a film just for Zeppelin fans, Peter Dowd captures the psychology behind the shift from fan to fanatic. An astounding glimpse into the workings of a tribute artist like no other, Dowd’s documentary becomes an exploration of music, talent, art and identity with utterly magnetic performances that act as a love letter to the musicians that move us.

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

In English and Japanese with English subtitles
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Sun Jan 19

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Bellingen Memorial Hall

35 Hyde Street Bellingen, New South Wales, 2454