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If only shamans had cell phones and Internet access! Australian jazz drummer Simon Barker so worships the oeuvre of mysterious, ailing percussionist Kim Seok-Chul that he makes 17 trips to South Korea to find him. Finally, he gains the trust of another master drummer willing to show him the way, and the unlikely duo go on a Crossroads-esque road trip in search of the man South Korea has designated “Intangible Asset No. 82,” documenting and jamming with other master musicians along the way. As filmed by onetime jazz singer Emma Franz, the film is a testament to the power of music and mysticism—even without a climax featuring Steve Vai as the devil’s handyman.
On Wednesday, June 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Round House Theatre; also on Friday, June 19, at 1:45 p.m. at Discovery HD Theater.