Akio Sakurai works by day in his family business of making kimonos, but his all-consuming passion is his nighttime gig of playing — and becoming — Jimmy Page in smoky bars. A chance visit by Page himself rockets Sakurai to California, where he joins a Led Zeppelin tribute band. With glorious concert footage of virtuoso guitar riffs setting the scene for this fantastical tale of dreams come true, this classic fish-out-of-water story is a touching homage to a legendary band and a paean to the power of transformation.
In Person: Director, Peter Down, and subject, Akio “Jimmy” Sakurai, followed by a special acoustic performance by Mr. Jimmy
PRODUCER: Peter Michael Dowd
CINEMATOGRAPHERS: Ivan Kovac, Matthew Blute
EDITOR: Peter Michael Dowd