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"An exciting testament to the survival power of The Stooges' music." – Screen Daily

American auteur Jim Jarmusch (Paterson, MIFF 2016) is likely the only director who could deliver a documentary this playful and touching about primal proto-punks The Stooges. His kinship with icon Iggy Pop (who cameoed in Jarmusch's Dead Man as well as his MIFF 2004 film Coffee and Cigarettes) means Gimme Danger gets as close to the enigmatic band as any film ever will.

The Stooges bottled lightning in the late 60s and early 70s, retching out three classic albums of sinister blues squall. Pop and co. were confounding and alien, with a stage presence and sound not seen before or since.

Gimme Danger takes us behind the scenes to understand the massively influential outcasts, by way of captivating interviews, their live archives, even stock footage and wry animations. Through the drugs, death and dirge, Iggy and his Stooges prove themselves to be witty and wise and warranted of Jarmusch's own claim as the "greatest rock and roll band ever".

"A rock story of guts and glory and excess and failure." – The Wrap