It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way ... See full summary »

Director:

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

ON DISC
2 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

'Godfather of hipsterdom' Gavin McInnes goes on a stand-up comedy tour with his best friend from high school and things go from bad to worse to downright catastrophic.

Directors: Steve Durand, Bryan Gaynor, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gavin McInnes, Steve Durand, Bryan Gaynor
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When former comedian Mark McCarthy is faced with a rare form of cancer, he hires a young, impressionable cameraman to document his crude and comical lessons on what it means to be a man for his unborn son.

Director: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Gavin McInnes, Liam Aiken, Megan Neuringer
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An examination of the romantic life of a young man in New York City and his sometimes fleeting, sometimes profound experiences with the women he encounters.

Director: Chadd Harbold
Stars: Shiloh Fernandez, Ella Rae Peck, Paten Hughes
Wordplay (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An in-depth look at The New York Times' long-time crossword puzzle editor Will Shortz and his loyal fan base.

Director: Patrick Creadon
Stars: Will Shortz, Ken Burns, Jon Stewart
Kenny vs. Spenny (TV Series 2002)
Comedy | Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two best friends, Kenny Hotz and Spencer Rice, face each other in various competitions. At the end of each episode, the loser gets humiliated.

Stars: Kenny Hotz, Spencer Rice, Sebastian Cluer
Asylum Blackout I (2011)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of cooks at an asylum for the criminally insane get locked in with the inmates during a massive thunderstorm.

Director: Alexandre Courtès
Stars: Richard Brake, Rupert Evans, Dave Legeno
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In near future Brooklyn, an ad executive uses a new Augmented Reality technology to conduct an affair with his best friend's girlfriend...sort of.

Director: Benjamin Dickinson
Stars: Benjamin Dickinson, Nora Zehetner, Dan Gill
Edge (TV Movie 2015)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A televised adaptation of the 'Edge' book series by George G. Gilman.

Director: Shane Black
Stars: Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten, Yvonne Strahovski
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Directors: Bryan Gaynor, Chadd Harbold, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gavin McInnes, Megan Neuringer, Amy Seimetz
This One Time (TV Series 2013)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Beans and Bueller team up with FKR.TV to bring you This One Time. This one Time brings stories from interesting people to life with animated animal puppets. The stories range from the bizarre and terrifying to the hilarious and heartfelt.

Stars: Fred Armisen, Syd Butler, Amy Carlson
August Roads (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

A rural drama about Jimmy, a teenager living in Vermont, and his attempts to leave his home town despite the obvious pressures by those around him to keep him behind.

Director: Joshua Moss
Stars: Joe Dain, Rebecca Nelson, George Woodard
Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (TV Series 2007)
Comedy | News | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Satiric commentary and discussion on current political and social topics.

Stars: Andrew Levy, Greg Gutfeld, Joanne Nosuchinsky
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Björn Türoque
...
C-Diddy (as David Jung)
Hadia Ackerman ...
Jam Toast
Lance Kasten ...
The Shred
Ryan Kelly ...
Himself
John Filion ...
Johnny Rocket
Ralph Martin ...
Rufus Sewer
John Daniel Harding Jr. ...
Himself
Lucy Harrison ...
Snatchface
...
Air do well
S. Craig Zahler ...
Czar
Paul Fichera ...
Himself
Erika Szanto ...
Herself
Elana Berkowitz ...
Herself
Melinda Murphy ...
Herself
Edit

Storyline

It's time to rock and roll - air guitar style. AIR GUITAR NATION is the feature documentary about the year that air guitar swept America - from New York to Los Angeles and then all the way to northern Finland. AIR GUITAR NATION chronicles the birth of the US Air Guitar Championships and the personal journeys of those talented contestants who are vying to become the first World Air Guitar Champion from the United States. Every August, the Air Guitar World Championships bring thousands of fans all the way to Oulu, Finland to see the world's best air guitarists battle it out for 60 seconds of mock stardom. For years, the USA was missing in action. Enter the first official US Air Guitar Championships. What starts as a friendly contest above a New York strip club becomes a battle of naked ambition played out on the national and, ultimately, the world stage. Full of triumph and disappointment, patriotic spirit and political tension - and of course invisible guitars - this tension filled ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The official story of America's unofficial pastime. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

6 October 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Léggitár  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$7,035 (USA) (23 March 2007)

Gross:

$71,471 (USA) (10 August 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Swan Lake
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Peter Tchaikovsky)
Provided by APMmusic
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What you can't see...
2 October 2007 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

In a genre that has been over-inundated with highly political and overly depressing fare for the past several years, a documentary like "Air Guitar Nation" is a welcome change, albeit one you might not likely talk about with others. "Air Guitar Nation" does for the peculiar rocker nerd what "Spellbound" did for the quiet word nerd. It raises them above expectation and stereotype, at least to a point.

For those completely out of the loop, air guitar is many things. Perhaps it is what dorks who can't play guitar do when listening to power chord heavy rock music, or perhaps it is a performance art in the family of pantomime or lip synching, or perhaps even the purist completely anti-corporate art form that exists. Fashion photographer Alexandra Lipsitz, whose main credits stem from Bravo's "Project Runway", has assembled a film about the first ever Air Guitar Championships in the United States which drew an unexpected huge crowd in downtown New York in 2003. After the National Champion was crowned, it was off to the International event in Finland where things are taken very seriously.

"Air Guitar Nation" is a well-made documentary that presents an unbiased look at an often misunderstood subculture that may rekindle rock and roll passion in it's audience as well as embarrassment for watching something about a bunch of adults (men and women, by the way) pretending to play invisible instruments.


2 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
how about learning to play a real instrument f3nsta
Can an actual guitar player stand this movie? joesam50
Dan Crane? (Kinda hoax?) patoneal
Was I - 'Shredasaurus Rox' - in the film??? David Manning
What was that song? Granteson
brief nudity? adam29
Discuss Air Guitar Nation (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?