We are X.
18+, 95 min., Japan, 2016, documentary, ENG
We Are X is a transcendent rock & roll story about X Japan, the world’s biggest and most successful band you’ve never heard of... yet. Under the enigmatic direction of drummer, pianist, composer, and producer Yoshiki, X Japan has sold over 30 million singles and albums combined – captivating such a wide range of admirers as Sir George Martin, KISS, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor — and pioneered a spectacle driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades — persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache — the film culminates withpreparations for their breathtaking reunion concert at New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Stephen Kijak (Stones in Exile, Scott Walker: 30 Century Man), We Are X is an astonishingly intimate portrait of a deeply haunted – but truly unstoppable – virtuoso and the music that has enthralled legions of the world’s most devoted fans.