Peter Michael Dowd’s rousing salute to musical devotion, super fandom, and a marvel of live performance comes to DocLands in the form of MR JIMMY, a study of Akio Sakurai. Sakurai, aka Mr. Jimmy, has been a devotee of the “frighteningly cool” Jimmy Page since age 16 and dedicates his life to the ritualistic re-creation of individual Led Zeppelin concerts in their prime touring years of the 1970s. Dowd’s remarkable film finds Sakurai at the turning point of his career: the night when Page himself attends a concert, a moment the performer has been waiting for almost his entire life and one that will push the performer to exploring his dreams beyond the nightclubs of Tokyo.
Mr. Jimmy will play a short acoustic set during the Q&A on May 3
MR JIMMY LIVE
Mr. Jimmy assembles the top Zeppelin tribute masters for touring—and for the very first time he will bring his full band Mr. Jimmy: Led Zeppelin Revival to Marin. Akio ‘Mr. Jimmy’ Sakurai brings together August Young (of the Aviators) on vocals, Jeol Pelletier on bass/keyboards, and Cody Tarbell on drums. Be ready to be absolutely blown away by the passion and energy that Mr. Jimmy and his band channel to venerate legend Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin.
FRIDAY MAY, 3
FILM: Smith Rafael Film Center | 9:15
SUNDAY MAY, 5
FILM: CinéArts Sequoia | 3:30
MUSIC SHOW: Sweetwater Music Hall | Doors open 6:00 | Show starts 7:00
FILM + MUSIC SHOW:
$34 General | $32 CFI Members
$16 General | $14 CFI Members
MUSIC SHOW ONLY:
(Sold only through Sweetwater)
$22 Advance | $27 At the Door