X JAPAN's highly anticipated documentary "We Are X" will be premiering in Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY on Oct. 21, 2016. The film will be presented by Drafthouse Films, with a bigger expansion and awards push planned. YOSHIKI has announced that he will be present at the New York premiere of the Sundance documentary.
"We Are X" chronicles the backstory of the legendary visual-kei band X JAPAN, as its star drummer YOSHIKI prepares for a reunion concert at Madison Square Garden. The film features commentary from artists such as Gene Simmons (KISS), Marilyn Manson, and many more. Although he is not known to U.S. audiences, Yoshiki has sold more than 30 million records overseas, where he enjoys an A-list following.
The film was directed by Stephen Kijak and produced by Passion Pictures’ John Battsek (“Searching for Sugar Man”). "We Are X" received positive reviews last winter, and nabbed a special jury prize in editing at Sundance. It later played at SXSW, where YOSHIKI treated the Austin crowds to a concert.
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Source: Otakon, BARKS, Variety