Mr. Jimmy

Trailer Review Orpheum Tickets

ORPHEUM · SAUGERTIES

Part of the SONIC WAVE film series.

Monday, December 11 7:00p

The tagline for this movie, “Everybody wants to be Jimmy Page — one man will never stop,“ is really all you need to know. For over 30 years, Aiko Sakurai recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs, until the real Jimmy Page gave him an ovation at a show. Aiko then left behind his day job and family and moved to Los Angeles to join a Zeppelin cover band. A story about chasing dreams despite our circumstances, this fascinating story is bolstered with wit, heart, and music we love. (dir. Peter Michael Dowd, U.S, 2019, 103 m)

Peter Michael Dowd’s beguiling documentary Mr. Jimmy chronicles the good times and bad times of Japanese Jimmy Page impersonator Akio Sakurai….It’s nonetheless the very slipperiness of Sakurai’s passion — to humbly become the god he worships — that continually compels.” – The Hollywood Reporter