06-24 November 2019

WORDS CAN'T GO THERE

WORDS CAN'T GO THERE

Documentaries
David Neptune

United States, Japan

2019 / 89’ / North American Premiere / English
First feature

WORDS CAN'T GO THERE
WORDS CAN'T GO THERE

WORDS CAN’T GO THERE tells the story of California surfer turned Japanese shakuhachi flute master John ‘Kaizan’ Neptune. Directed by John’s son David Neptune, the film explores what it takes to cross cultural borders and become a master of a traditional art form. Having lived in Japan for over 40 years, John’s pursuit of that ‘perfect sound’ led to his interest in crafting the flute and innovating its design to create new sounds never heard before. While most credit John with broadening the shakuhachi’s possibilities, some criticize him for his departure from tradition. But what sacrifices did he have to make along the way? 

This inside story of a passionate artist told from his son’s perspective gives audiences an in-depth look at the family life of a musician and his unique perspective that enabled him to become a leading professional of an art form mastered by few, even in Japan.

John Neptune will perform a short set after the first screening on November 11, from 8-9pm, at iHeartRadio Music Hall, located across the street from the Regal Dole Cannery Theaters. Limited Seating!

-Lee Ngo

Screenings
Monday 11 18:00 - 19:49Regal Dole Cannery 1
Friday 15 16:30 - 18:04Regal Dole Cannery 14
DirectorDavid Neptune.
CastJohn Kaizan Neptune.
CinematographerBennett Cerf.
EditorDavid Neptune.
MusicJohn Kaizan Neptune.
Prizen/a

Mike McNamara ... producer
David Neptune ... producer
Chiaki Yanagimoto ... producer

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