2016 - USA - 108 MINUTES - COLOUR AND BLACK AND WHITE
A FILM BY JIM JARMUSCH
FEAURING: JIM OSTERBERG AS IGGY POP, RON ASHETON, SCOTT ASHETON, JAMES WILLIAMSON, STEVE MACKAY, MIKE WATT, KATHY ASHETON, DANNY FIELDS
Emerging from Ann Arbor Michigan amidst a countercultural revolution, The Stooges’ powerful and aggressive style of rock-n-roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s. Assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, the band planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followed. Jim Jarmusch’s new film GIMME DANGER chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time.
GIMME DANGER presents the context of the Stooges emergence musically, culturally, politically, historically, and relates their adventures and misadventures while charting their inspirations and the reasons behind their initial commercial challenges, as well as their long-lasting legacy.
9 out of 10! "Whether you're a hardcore fan or new to the name, Jarmusch digs deep to help instil the importance of a band and an artist that were overlooked and underappreciated in their prime, uncovering unseen footage and candid interviews in the process. It will inspire."
"Like Super Duper Alice Cooper, but with no chickens harmed."
- Globe and Mail
"an easy ROCKmendation for anyone to see"
- Live in Limbo
Best of TIFF!
- Globe and Mail
"a must-see for any music nut."
"Gimme Danger works as a fine epitaph of one of the most influential bands of rock history."
- Sean Kelly on Movies
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"a rollicking documentary"
- Vue Weekly
"one hell of a good time"
- POV Magazine
"If ever a rock icon warranted documentary treatment, it’s Iggy Pop, the Godfather of Punk"
"a scrupulous two-pronged documentary"
- The Whole Note