Air Guitar Nation Poster

Release Date: March 23rd, 2007

DVD Release Date: August 14th, 2007

R|1 hr 18 min

Plot Summary
Although the world championship of air-guitar playing has been held since 1996, Americans have been competing for the world crown only since 2003. Hundreds of hopefuls converge on New York's Pussycat Lounge to compete for the honor of representing the U.S. at the international contest in Finland.

Director: Alexandra Lipsitz

Genres: Documentary

Distributors: Shadow Distribution

Keywords: New York City, 2000s, Rise, Offbeat, Competition, Rivalry, Quest, Spirited

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  • Without their efforts, ordinary moviegoers would never know that air-guitar competitors must craft a series of one-minute routines, some to songs they've only just heard, or that their efforts are judged on the 4.0 to 6.0 scale used to rank competitive figure skaters. Important to know? No. Fascinating? Absolutely. show more

  • The film manages to make surprisingly convincing gestures toward the power of communion, and indeed pantomime, that make the world shine a bit more hopeful. show more

  • In this pitch-perfect documentary about the very real rise of air guitar competition in the United States, and two of its top performers, stony thoughts will arise as to whether one is suddenly trapped inside a satire that got wrapped in a reality. Or vice versa, man. show more

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