MAD TIGER, a documentary film by Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein, on the relationship of two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, in a performance-art punk band, will open in theaters at the IFC Center in New York on May 6.
MAD TIGER which World Premiered at DOC NYC 2015 follows the relationship of two Japanese men, Yellow and Red, who have been best friends, band mates and business partners touring the United States in a performance-art punk band called PEELANDER-Z for the last fifteen years. When Red decides to quit, their relationship is tested by life beyond the band.
In addition to Peelander-Yellow: Kengo Hioki , and Peelander-Red: Kotaro Tsukada, the film also features Peelander-Pink: Yumiko Hioki, Peelander-Purple: Akiteru Ito, and Peelander-Green: Akihiko Naruse.
MAD TIGER is a winking, heartfelt portrait of a band that not only captures the energy of their live show but also the guarded introspection and rigid method behind the day-glo stage performance madness. When the band begins to confront forces beyond their control, and members must decide to prioritize their own lives over the band’s future, MAD TIGER builds to an unexpectedly moving crescendo that forces all involved to change and grow.
PEELANDER-Z will be touring across the US in Spring 2016 timed to the film’s release.