We Are X
Friday, March 18
5:30PM - 7:04PM
713 Congress Ave
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. In the fall of ‘97, at the height of their success, X broke up - devastating millions of fans. Twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, Director Stephen Kijak’s 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.
Section: 24 Beats Per Second
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Language: English and Japanese with English Subtitles
Director: Stephen Kijak
Producer: John Battsek, Diane Becker, Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt
Cinematographer: Sean Kirby, John Maringouin
Editor: Mako Kamitsuma, John Maringouin
Additional Credits: Assistant Editor: June Okada, Jean-Pierre Caner
Stephen's credits include SCOTT WALKER – 30 CENTURY MAN, CINEMANIA and STONES IN EXILE. January 2015 saw the release of a feature documentary about the biggest-selling boy band of all time, called BACKSTREET BOYS: SHOW 'EM WHAT YOU'RE MADE OF. The film broke iTunes pre-sale records and was a massive fan-favorite the world over.
Sales Agent: Liesl Copland, WME; Kevin Iwashina, Preferred Content
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