The New York Film Festival’s Special Events section will feature the U.S. premiere of Gimme Danger, a documentary chronicling the history of legendary proto-punk band The Stooges. Director Jim Jarmusch and Stooges front man Iggy Pop will appear in person for the screening.
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
USA, 2016, DCP, 108m
“Music is life and life is not a business,” said Iggy Pop when he and his surviving bandmates from The Stooges were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010. Jim Jarmusch’s cinematic offering to the punk gods of Ann Arbor traces the always raucous and frequently calamitous history of the Stooges from inception to the present. With the help of animator James Kerr, plus glimpses of Lucille Ball and a shirtless Yul Brynner amidst a bonanza of archival performance footage, photos, and interviews, Gimme Danger has the feeling of a night at Max’s Kansas City. An Amazon Studios and Magnolia Pictures release. Iggy Pop and Jim Jarmusch to appear in person!
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- ‘Gimme Danger’ To Screen At Miami Film Festival GEMS Showcase – August 23, 2016
- ‘Gimme Danger’ Documentary To Screen At Toronto & Austin Film Festivals – August 11, 2016
- Stooges ‘Gimme Danger’ Documentary To Premiere In Sydney, Deals Set For 8 Countries – May 16, 2016
- Iggy And The Stooges ‘Gimme Danger’ Documentary To Premiere In Cannes – April 15, 2016
- SF Weekly Publishes More From Its Interview With Iggy Pop – December 8, 2011
- Jim Jarmusch Promises Ambitious Stooges Doc – September 9, 2010
TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop, to be published by Third Man Books, has been scheduled for release on November 17, Billboard reports. The book, first announced in April, will mark the first time the story of the Stooges has been told entirely in Pop’s own words.
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Gimme Danger, Jim Jarmusch’s documentary about the Iggy and the Stooges, will make its North American premiere at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 8-18. The film will make its Texas premiere at the Austin Film Festival, which runs from October 13-20.
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02:00PM Photocall Gimme Danger – Jim Jarmusch
02:10PM Interview Gimme Danger
02:30PM Press Conference Gimme Danger
Gimme Danger, the Iggy and the Stooges documentary by Jim Jarmusch, will have two screenings during the Sydney Film Festival in June. The film will be shown in Sydney at the State Theatre on June 17 at 9 p.m. and Event Cinema George Street on June 19 at 3:45 p.m. local time as part of the festival.
In addition, Le Pacte has struck a deal for French rights to the film. Additional territories sold include Australia (Transmission), Japan (King Records), Germany (Studiocanal), Hong Kong (Edko), Poland (Gutek), Portugal (Leopardo) and Switzerland (Filmcoopi Zurich).
The worldwide premiere of Gimme Danger will take place at the Cannes Film Festival on May 19.
Third Man Books is excited to announce one of the most anticipated books of the year about one of the most influential bands of all time… The Stooges. TOTAL CHAOS: The Story of The Stooges / As Told by Iggy Pop is the first time the story of this seminal band has been told entirely in Pop’s own words.
Author Jeff Gold and contributor Johan Kugelberg, noted music historians and collectors, spent two days with Pop at his Miami home, sharing with him their extensive Stooges collection and interviewing the legendary singer. Pop’s candid, bare-all responses left them with the almost unbelievable tale of the band he founded-the alternately tragic and triumphant story of a group who rose from youth, fell prey to drugs, alcohol, and music biz realities, collapsed and nearly 30 years later reformed, recording and touring to great acclaim. In 2010 The Stooges, credited with having invented punk rock, were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their continuing influence can be felt today in the shape and sound of rock-n-roll music.
Jeff Gold, Johan Kugelberg and editor/contributor Jon Savage are among the most respected music authors and historians working today. Their efforts include numerous acclaimed and best-selling books and a Grammy Award. TOTAL CHAOS stands as a work for all fans of the band and rock music to draw inspiration. Including an absolute treasure-trove of rare and unseen photographs, TOTAL CHAOS is a book that shows AND tells the story of The Stooges. A metallic k.o. of only the best kind.
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It was a rare privilege to sit with Iggy as he downloaded the story of The Stooges. He’s an incredible storyteller with a fantastic memory and a great sense of humor, and he held nothing back. The Stooges were pioneers in sound, look, and live presentation, and along the way invented a genre-punk rock-and influenced countless others that followed. There was no precedent in rock music for what they did. They’re definitely the only group in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who started out playing an amplified Waring blender, a vacuum cleaner, spring water bottles and a 200 gallon oil drum. – Jeff Gold, Author of 101 Essential Rock Records
Iggy and The Stooges have to be one of the greatest American rock bands that has ever been. – Joan Jett
What does it mean to be Iggy Pop, five decades of being ‘the wildest man in rock’? Iggy Pop is many things. Rock Star. Singer, Rebel. Primitive. Stooge. The Jean Genie, Passenger. Legend. – Johnny Marr
Iggy Pop has turned the interview into an art form. In this book he tells the history of The Stooges with a mixture of wit, candor and spontaneity: from their early beginnings to their full flaming flare over three groundbreaking albums before the crash and the triumphant return that no-one could have predicted. Profusely illustrated with dozens of unseen images, this is the story of The Stooges like you’ve never read it before. – Jon Savage, Author of England’s Dreaming.
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Jim Jarmusch’s documentary Gimme Danger, which looks at Iggy Pop and The Stooges, will premiere in a midnight screening, out of competition, at the Cannes Film Festival to be held May 11-22. More details on the 2016 films will be released a week before the festival.
View the official selections at Festival-Cannes.fr.