WORDS CAN'T GO THERE
United States, Japan
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!
|Monday 11||18:00 - 19:49||Regal Dole Cannery 1|
|Friday 15||16:30 - 18:04||Regal Dole Cannery 14|
|Cast||John Kaizan Neptune.|
|Music||John Kaizan Neptune.|
Mike McNamara ... producer