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Directed by Peter Michael Dowd

United States, Japan 2019 113 mins. In English, Japanese

As a teenager Akio Sakurai, the son of a Tokyo kimono tailor, became obsessed with Led Zeppelin. He carried the obsession through to adulthood and refashioned himself as “Mr. Jimmy,” a guitarist who knows, and plays, practically every note recorded by Jimmy Page. Forming a no-compromises cover band in Tokyo, Mr. Jimmy’s exacting style and encyclopedic knowledge of Zeppelin leads to detail-specific recreations of legendary Zep shows. Moving to Los Angeles to pursue fame and join Zepagain, a semi-professional cover band, Mr. Jimmy meets a set of characters performing their own versions of Robert Plant, John Bonham, and John Paul Jones—but audiences, agents, and managers may not meet them halfway.

Part of the 37th Annual Reel Music Festival.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Reel Music 37