WE ARE X WINS SUNDANCE WORLD CINEMA DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

X Japan was formed by childhood friends, Yoshiki and Toshi who ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late 80’s with their melodic metal and flamboyant fashion.  Their unique appearance and style created a Japanese cultural rock phenomenon known as “Visual-Kei,” a movement that spread globally.  X Japan’s success was unprecedented, including 18 sold out nights at the Tokyo Dome (55,000 seats).

 

With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, X is the most successful rock band in Japanese history.  However, their success never translated to the West, despite influencing many popular American bands.

In the fall of 1997, at the height of their success, X broke up - devastating millions of fans and leaving enigmatic leader Yoshiki to battle physical and spiritual demons in a solitary campaign to bring their music to the world.  

Twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, Director Stephen Kijak’s exacting approach traces the arc of X -- from phenomenal origins through tumultuous super-stardom and premature dissolution up to present day, as the band prepares to reunite for a show at the legendary Madison Square Garden while struggling to reconcile a past haunted by suicide, injury and cultish extremism with the insatiable thirst for perfection that has made them legendary.   

WE ARE X is the story of the most influential band in the world that you've never heard of…yet.

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‘WE ARE X’ ACCEPTED TO SXSW FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 11-19 IN AUSTIN, TX | SCREENINGS AND YOSHIKI PERFORMANCE CONFIRMED

 

 

'We Are X' has been accepted to the SXSW Film Festival happening March 11-19 in Austin, TX. The documentary will be shown as part of SXSW Film Festival’s “24 Beats Per Second” which showcases the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians with an emphasis on documentary and is open to both music and film badgeholders. ‘WE ARE X’ is the only documentary accepted to both the SXSW and Sundance Film Festivals this year.

 

 

Friday, March 11 
Screening | 6:30PM - 8:04PM 
Satellite Venue: Marchesa

6226 Middle Fiskville Rd

 

Wednesday, March 16 
Screening | 10:45AM - 12:19PM

Topfer Theatre at ZACH 
1510 Toomey Rd

 

Friday, March 18 
Screening | 5:30PM - 7:04PM

Music Performance by Yoshiki | 7:10PM - 7:50PM 

Paramount Theatre

713 Congress Ave

 

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A FILM BY STEPHEN KIJAK

A PASSION PICTURES PRODUCTION

 FILM TRAILER

SCREENINGS AND PERFORMANCES AT THE

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2016

TIME & DATE

LOCATION

7:30PM

FRI 1/22

FESTIVAL BASECAMP KICK OFF CONCERT (PERFORMANCE)

2:30PM

SAT 1/23

PROSPECTOR SQUARE THEATRE

4:00 PM

SUN 1/24

ASCAP MUSIC CAFÉ (PERFORMANCE)

6:00 PM

SUN 1/24

TOWER THEATRE

(SLC)

10:00PM

TUE 1/26

RED STONE CINEMA 2

9:00AM

THUR 1/28

YARROW HOTEL THEATRE

9:15PM

Fri 1/29

HOLIDAY VILLAGE CINEMA 2

GALLERY

 

‘WE ARE X’ WINS EXCELLENCE IN TITLE DESIGN AUDIENCE AWARD AT SXSW 2016