Big In Japan  USA / 2014 / 100 mins

Things are looking bleak for the members of rock band Tennis Pro. They’ve been struggling to connect to an audience in the Seattle music scene, with a recent run of shows drawing sparse crowds and uninspiring day jobs that are quickly eclipsing their dreams.  So when an opportunity arises to take their act on the road to Japan - where the allure of a second chance at recognition awaits them - they can’t refuse.  Embarking on their Tokyo musical odyssey, the guys experience all the thrills and setbacks of taking their music into unknown territory (at least to them) and in the process learn a thing or two about themselves. It’s just possible they won’t fade away.


BIG IN JAPAN is a semi-fictionalized rock 'n roll road movie based loosely on actual events and told with rollicking humor and catchy tunes. Director John Jeffcoat (OUTSOURCED) utilizes a fresh narrative approach and guerrilla production style, with music and film intersecting with two cultures to reveal simple, oftentimes hilarious, universal truths.

Showtimes

Sunday, December 7 / 6:30pm

Atlantis Theatre

Wednesday, December 10 / 6:30pm

Pink Sands Resort

Credits

Director

John Jeffcoat (attending)

Screenwriter

John Jeffcoat

Producer

John Jeffcoat & Jannat Gargi

Principal Cast

Phillip Peterson, Sean Lowry, David Drury, Alex Vincent, Adam Powers as Mans

Language

English


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