Jake Shimabukro: Life On Four Strings

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Director:  Tadashi Nakamura
Showing on 10/11/2014 at 5:30 pm

Rating:  NR  •  Running Time:  54 minutes

Awards Received:  BEST DOCUMENTARY-Ashland Independent Film Festival, BEST DOCUMENTARY-Urbanworld Film Festival, BEST FEATURE-Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival

Synopsis:  Written and directed by Tadashi Nakamura, JAKE SHIMABUKURO: LIFE ON FOUR STRINGS is a portrait of an inspiring and inventive musician whose virtuoso skills on the ukulele have transformed all previous notions of the instrument’s potential. Through intimate conversations with Shimabukuro, Life on Four Strings reveals the cultural and personal influences that have shaped the man and the musician. On the road from Los Angeles to New York to Japan, the film captures the solitary life on tour: the exhilaration of performance, the wonder of newfound fame, the loneliness of separation from home and family.

Language: Japanese