Jim Jarmusch’s new documentary about Iggy and The Stooges, Gimme Danger, received its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. As it approaches a limited release in New York and Detroit on October 28th and wider screenings on November 4th, the first trailer for the film has been revealed.
As “I Wanna Be Your Dog” plays on in the background, footage of Iggy Pop “jumping up and down like baboons do before they’re gonna fight” is spliced with audio of Iggy himself explaining the band’s communal, label-shirking approach to changing the course of rock history. Featuring snippets from interviews with the members of The Stooges and clips of the band’s legendary shows (including that infamous peanut butter incident), the trailer makes a strong case for Iggy and The Stooges being “the greatest rock and roll band ever.”
Check out the trailer above. Find the official synopsis from Cannes below.
“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.”