- International Premiere
Directors: Jonathan YI, Michael HAERTLEIN
2015｜Japan, USA｜Color｜82min｜Language: Japanese, English｜Subtitles: Japanese
|3/5 (Sat)||18:10||The Seventh Art Theater||◎|
|3/12 (Sat)||21:10||The Seventh Art Theater|
- HIOKI Kengo (日置健吾), TSUKADA Kotaro (塚田広太郎), NARUSE Akihiko (成瀬彰彦), HIOKI Yumiko (日置由美子), ITO Akiteru (伊藤顕央)
This feature-length documentary follows the strained relationship of two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, and tries to understand how the search for happiness can drive even the best of friends towards misery. The two have been best friends, band mates, and business partners touring the United States in the performance-art punk band Peelander-Z for the last fifteen years. Yellow creates a new character who is everything he is not: happy, strong, brave, and sexy. Red also tries to transform himself by performing as a stealthy, cool ninja. Together they formed Peelander-Z in order to spread happiness all over America. When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band.