I want to Destroy America is a documentary about the street musician Hisao Shinagawa a Japanese singer/songwriter who has refused to give up on his elusive dream of success and stardom regardless of personal cost and the solitary reality of his life. For 42 years he has cast himself as the Japanese Bob Dylan. Moving from Tokyo to America in 1974 following in the footsteps of his hero Woody Guthrie he befriended Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt after hitchhiking to Nashville. Now at 60 he plays his music on the streets of Los Angeles while living in near poverty still hoping to find an audience in a manner that is admirable bittersweet and ultimately heartbreaking. The Atomic Music of Shinagawa!
DVD Special Features:Chapter Selections, Trailer, Still Gallery, Biographies, Soundtracks, Outtakes.
The story of this self-proclaimed 'Japanese Bob Dylan' is an engaging exploration of one man's desire to make peace with his past while struggling to cope with his uncertain future. -- from The New Mexican