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Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Jeff Feuerzeig documents the strange career of Jad and David Fair's avant-garde rock duo, Half Japanese. Formed in the pre-punk 1970s and originally releasing their music on self-distributed cassettes, the brothers quickly gained renown in the fringe-rock underground due to their lo-fi recording style and deliberately minimal musical skills. The film includes interviews with both brothers as well as famous fans like magician Penn Jillette and Velvet Underground drummer Maureen Tucker.


Director: Jeff Feuerzeig

Genres: Documentary

Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King (1993)

Release Date: January 1st, 1993|1 hr. 30 min.

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