Winner of World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Best Editing in this year’s Sundance Film Festival, We are X tells the story of Japanese heavy metal phenomenon X Japan. Their unique visual flair and huge symphonic metal sound led them to unprecedented levels of popularity in Japan, but the band split at the height of their stardom and tragedy soon followed. We Are X follows the bands continued attempts to reinvent themselves and bring their music to a wider audience while the remaining members still struggle with the demons of their past.

Utah locals can catch a sneak peek at We Are X tonight (Aug 23) at a free outdoor screening at Red Butte Garden. The film will be released in US theaters on Oct 21, 2016.

1. Courtesy of We Are X. Photo by Tanya Braganti. 2. Courtesy of We Are X. Photo by X Japan. 3. Courtesy of We Are X. Photo by Hideo Canno. 4. © 2016 Fred Hayes / WireImage 5. © 2016 Sundance Institute | Photo by Tiffany Roohani

houseofthewhitecrow  asked:

For anyone looking for a different/off-the-beaten-path face claims, try going back to old movies, old movie starts, old rock stars, etc. I've been in fandoms where using a real person as a face reference was common. People used Vivian Leigh, Peter Wyngarde, Kevin Kline, The Monkees, Montgomery Clift, Kristy McNichol, Brandon Lee, Richard Grieco, Virginia Madisen, Eddie Murray, David Bowie, Sting, Kate Bush, and my personal favorite, Morten Harket circa Take On Me.


Infinite List of Movies: [37/??] Camp Rock (2008)
↳ “So here’s some advice. It’s not all about your image. None of it means anything unless people see who you really are. And your music has to be who you really are. It’s gotta show how you feel, or it doesn’t mean anything.”


On this day in music history: August 5, 1989 - “Batdance” by Prince hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the R&B singles chart for 1 week on August 12, 1989. Written and produced by Prince, it is the fourth #1 Pop and sixth R&B chart topper for the Minneapolis, MN born singer, songwriter and musician. Prince becomes involved in the “Batman” film project after being shown a rough cut of the film by director Tim Burton, who had been using “1999” and “Baby I’m A Star” as temporary music tracks while editing the film. Cancelling a scheduled vacation, Prince flies back home to Minneapolis and begins writing music for the film. Within a month, the artist composes eight new songs (only few make the final cut) for the film. The track “Batdance” is a song collage (featuring pieces of the songs “200 Balloons” (Batdance’s non-LP B-side), “The Future”, and “Electric Chair”) written and recorded overnight, using samples of dialogue from the film. Though it is not included in the film, the song is brilliantly utilized to market both the film and album. Released as a single on June 9, 1989, it is an immediate hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #53 on June 17, 1989, it rises to the top of the chart seven weeks later. “Batdance” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.