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...as funny as 'This is Spinal Tap! ' - Hollywood Reporter
A battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, world stage, AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships as legions of aspiring rock stars live out their dreams on a quest to become the world champion in a strange world where musical ability plays second fiddle to virtual virtuosity.
As the film un-reels, two aspiring rock legends strum and strut their way towards glory and the coveted national title. C. Diddy (David Jung), a samurai warrior clad in a “Hello Kitty” breast plate and red kimono, emerges as an early favorite. But his arch nemesis from the Lower East Side, Björn Türoque (Dan Crane), is not far behind. While C. Diddy threatens to unleash his self-professed “Asian Fury” on his competitors, Björn vows to take Diddy down. As the film reaches its climax, the future of Air hangs in the balance; will Björn’s technical prowess, stage presence, and airness be enough to take him to the top, or will C. Diddy conquer all to become America’s first supreme being of air guitar?
Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension – and, of course, invisible guitars – AIR GUITAR NATION and filmmaker Alexandra Lipsitz take audiences on an inspiring, exhilarating, and ultimately hilarious journey that delves deep to find out what it truly takes to become the best in the world and find the inner meaning of the chant, “Make Air, Not War.”
OVER 60 Minutes of Bonuses Including: Behind-the-Scenes Footage; Additional Air Guitar Performances; “Where Are They Now” Updates; Deleted Scenes; Theatrical Trailer; 5.1 Surround Sound; And More!More Info
"...as funny as 'This is Spinal Tap!'"
- Hollywood Reporter
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Posted in Docurama, Festival Standouts, Music, Profiles/Biographies, The Lighter Side | Tagged alexandra lipsitz, bjorn turoque, c. diddy, competition, genre: documentary, humor, MOVIES MAKE GREAT GIFTS, music, rock stars, us air guitar championship