April 2, 2023
Peelander Group in a scene from "Mad Tiger" (USA and Japan / 2015 / Documentary / English/ 82 mins)
Peelander Group in a scene from “Mad Tiger” (USA and Japan / 2015 / Documentary / English/ 82 mins)

LOS ANGELES — Film Movement presents “Mad Tiger” (USA and Japan / 2015 / Documentary / English/ 82 mins), a film by Jonathan Yi and Michael Haertlein, in a U.S. tour.

“Mad Tiger” was an official selection of the DOC NYC Festival in 2015 where the film made its world premiere. The film features Peelander-Yellow as Kengo Hioki, Peelander-Red as Kotaro Tsukada, Peelander-Pink as Yumiko Hioki, Peelander-Purple as Akiteru Ito, and Peelander-Green as Akihiko Naruse.

The film opens nationwide in Los Angeles on April 8 at the Downtown Independent. It opens in New York on May 6 at the IFC Center.
“Mad Tiger” 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.
“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. For tour dates please go to: http://peelander-z.com/tour-datez.

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