Trailer released for music documentary Mr Jimmy

Mr Jimmy
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Mr Jimmy follows one musician’s obsession to emulate his guitar hero Jimmy Page, and here’s the trailer for the film.

Led Zeppelin have been the subject of several feature films, from the 1976 concert/documentary with scripted sequences The Song Remains The Same to 2009’s Celebration Day, which captured the band’s triumphant reunion at the O2 Arena, with John Bonham’s son Jason on drums.

Mr Jimmy follows Japanese guitarist Akio Sakurai as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. The synopsis reads as follows:

In snowbound Tokamachi, Japan, teenaged Akio Sakurai took refuge in his room, escaping to another world with a pair of headphones and a pile of Led Zeppelin records. Moving to Tokyo, Akio worked as a kimono salesman by day, and by night became “Mr. Jimmy,” adopting the guitar chops and persona of Jimmy Page. For 30 years, Akio recreated vintage Zeppelin concerts note-for-note in small Tokyo clubs, until the real Jimmy Page stopped by one night, and Akio’s life changed forever. Inspired by Mr. Page’s ovation, Akio quits his “salary man” job, leaving behind his family to move to Los Angeles and join “Led Zepagain.” Cultures clash, and Akio’s idyllic vision of America meets with reality. Until Jason Bonham (son of legendary Led Zeppelin drummer, John Bonham) calls and invites Akio to audition, and later join his touring show “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening.

The film is the feature directorial debut of Peter Michael Dowd. With the full approval of Led Zeppelin, the film includes thirty of their songs, as well as The Yardbirds’ White Summer and The Firm’s Midnight Moonlight, all performed by Sakurai.

Mr Jimmy will be released in cinemas worldwide on the 1st September.

Watch the trailer below:

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