USA | 82 MINUTES | English |
I'LL SLEEP WHEN I'M DEAD
From director Justin Krook and producers Matthew Weaver and David Gelb (Chef’s Table, TFF 2015; Jiro Dreams of Sushi, TFF 2011) comes an energetic and fast-paced bio-doc that examines the story behind one of the most prolific and well-known DJs working today: Steve Aoki. Following Aoki in the lead-up to the biggest show of his career, Krook sheds light on the complex driving forces behind his passion and seemingly inhuman drive, chief among them Rocky Aoki: daredevil showman, Benihana restaurant tycoon, and Steve's absent father. Candid interviews with Steve and those closest to him, footage from his epic shows and a cavalcade of personal photos chart Steve’s journey from starting a music label out of his college dorm to the seminal DIM MAK Tuesdays and ultimately to headlining the biggest music festivals in the world. I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is a revealing portrait of Aoki’s quest to define his own legacy while raising his craft to ever-higher levels.