Life on Four Strings wins Gotham Audience Award

Tad Nakamura's ukulele documentary edges out 12 Years a Slave and Fruitvale Station

A huge congratulations to our friend Tad Nakamura, director of the feature documentary Jake Shimaubukuro: Life on Four Strings, which won the Audience Award last week at The Gotham Independent Film Awards. This was no small feat, considering that Tad's humble doc about internationally renown ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro was up against huge critical darlings like 12 Years a Slave and Fruitvale Station. But thanks to some hustle and online support, Life on Four Strings took home the trophy.

Here's the video of Tad accepting the award:

More here: Gotham Audience Award Winner: Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings!

If you haven't seen Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings, it's a really marvelous little movie. The documentary is available for streaming from Amazon Instant Video and institutional purchase/rental from CAAM. For more information about the film, visit the Life on Four Strings website.

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