As a small child, singer-songwriter Goh Nakamura was inspired by movies which featured dorky guys learning how to play guitar in order to get girls.So it's only natural that his film debut, "Surrogate Valentine" - which will be screened Tuesday night at the O Miami theater in Wynwood as part of the Borscht Film Festival - is a fictionalized semi-biography about his trials and tribulations of being a musician - and attracting women. As a twist, Nakamura gives guitar lessons to a vapid hollywood actor so the thespian can accurately portray a "tortured singer/songwriter" in an upcoming film.
Nakamura's brand of starbucks-friendly acoustic balladry is the perfect conduit for wooing the fairer sex, as long as they don't value volume, dynamics or rhythm. So it's a safe bet he'll be getting the girl who got away in his movie. And it's a safe bet that the man who has leveraged a lucky placement on the you tube homepage into multiple songs in major motion pictures and a starring vehicle will woo at least a few sensitive souls with his post-screening performance.
"Surrogate Valentine" Screens Tuesday, April 19th at O Cinema, 96 NW 29th St, Miami. Showtime is 9PM. Goh Nakamura will perform immediately following the screening. Tickets are $10.50. for more information visit www.borscht.info