WE ARE X – and featured short: HI!CU – Pour Over the Edge
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Sunday, November 6
The 33rd Annual Olympia Film Festival presents
WE ARE X
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. With more than 30 million albums sold worldwide, X is the most successful rock band in Japanese history. In the fall of ’97, at the height of their success, X broke up, devastating their fans. Twenty years after the tragedy-fueled split, director Stephen Kijak 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. A huge hit at Sundance and SXSW, We Are X is a story about the most influential band in the world that you’ve never heard of…yet.
Director: Stephen Kijak / 2016 / Japan, US / 93 min
Short: Hi!CU – Pour Over the Edge
Outer space rock ‘n roll, Olympia style!
Director: Kevin Rainsberry / 2015 / US / 2 min