Half Japanese: The Band That Would Be King Poster

Release Date: 1993

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2000

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

Keywords: 1990s, Creative, Rise, Underdog, 1980s, 1970s, Cool, Brother