Vanguard: We Are X


O Cinema Wynwood Mon, Oct 3, 2016 8:00 PM


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 from KISS and Marilyn Manson to David Lynch, Stan Lee, and even the Japanese Emperor––all while pioneering a spectacle-driven style of visual rock and creating a one-­of­-a-kind cultural phenomenon that sold out international stadiums wit their own style of amps-to-11 glam rock—imagine Iron Maiden with a David Bowie spirit animal.
Chronicling the band’s exhilarating, tumultuous and unimaginable history over the past three decades––persevering through personal, physical and spiritual heartache––the film culminates with preparations 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.  An official selection of the Sundance 2016 and SXSW, We Are X makes its Florida Premiere at Vanguard.