Monday, November 9, 2015

In Brief: Mad Tiger (2015)

Strangely moving look at the band Peelander-Z, a Japanese punk band based in New York that puts on wild shows. As the film begins one of the band members, Red decides to leave the band for something more secure and with a future. This upsets the groups leader, Yellow, who must work to maintain the friendship and try to figure out where he is heading himself.

Fantastic portrait of a band and it's leader that works on so many different levels. What I love about the film is that what starts out with a look at a band changes into a look at what it takes to be in a band and how the relationships outside of the band are forced to change because of the dynamics of the band. Whats even better that as the film goes on it morphs again and becomes Kengo's quest to find himself...or maybe that's what it was about all along. Either way, or anyway it's amazing. Its so good I can't wait to see it again.

One of the must see films at DOC NYC this year.

For tickets and more information go here.

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