Japan / 2019 / Japanese / 95 minutes / Color
Quit smoking? No way. Hosono Haruomi, the pioneering Japanese musician who has influenced generations with his innovative synth-pop stylings, won’t turn his back on the “purple smoke” that rocks his melodic sensibilities and shaped the pop culture of the 20th century. On his 50th anniversary in the music industry, the forecast architect and founding member of Yellow Magic Orchestra is celebrated in an invigorating documentary which provides fans with an all-access pass to his first solo US tour, and pokes the embers of his career through his friends and collaborators.