Garage Rockin’ Craze, the new film by independent filmmaker Mario Cuzic (The Swap, Tsunami Attack), is a documentary that dissects the world of underground garage punk rock and roll in Tokyo, Japan. The film, shot over six years and utilizing historical footage, delves into the histories of the bands that make up the Japanese garage punk scene, including world-famous groups such as the 188.8.131.52’s of Kill Bill (dir. Quentin Tarantino) fame, Guitar Wolf of the B-movie cult classic Wild Zero (dir. Tetsuya Takeuchi), and Teengenerate whose own history was explored in 2014’s Get Action!! (dir. Junya Kondo) as well as several other staples of Tokyo indie rock and roll such as MAD 3, Theee Bat, The Fadeaways, Stompin’ Riffraffs, Texaco Leatherman and more. The film focuses on the life and work of DJ and promoter Daddy-O-Nov, the man responsible for putting together Tokyo’s premier garage punk event, Back From The Grave, his efforts into building a thriving music scene that has spanned nearly thirty years, and his role in helping local bands, be they ones that now play to audiences all over the globe or have small followings, in getting their start in the tiny, cramped, rambunctious night clubs of Tokyo.
|November 2, 2017 8:30 pm||GU Filmhouse Cinema 2|