The award-winning, new documentary on the Japanese rock group X JAPAN titled “WE ARE X“–from Passion Pictures–has been accepted to the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, TX. Today, Passion Pictures has announced there will be three screenings as part of the SXSW Film Festival’s “24 Beats Per Second” which showcases the sounds, culture and influence of music and musicians with an emphasis on documentary and is open to both music and film badge holders.
The three screenings of ‘WE ARE X’ at SXSW 2016 include:
Friday, March 11 (@Satellite venue: Marchesa, start 6:30p)
Wednesday, March 16 (@Topfer Theater-Zach, start 10:45a)
Friday, March 18 (@Paramount Theatre, start 5:30p)
On Friday, March 18 at 7:15pm immediately following the ‘WE ARE X’ screening at the Paramount Theatre, YOSHIKI–songwriter, drummer, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of X JAPAN will perform classical versions of X JAPAN’s songs with a string quartet live on stage. Tickets for YOSHIKI’s 7:15pm performance are available in advance (here) and at the Paramount Theatre box office.