The Cannes Film Festival is going to be rocking next week, thanks to a special midnight premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s Stooges-centric documentary, “Gimme Danger.” It’s Jarmusch’s second offering at this year’s festival, along with his Adam Driver-starring “Paterson,” and it certainly sounds like the more rollicking of the two options. Indiewire is pleased to debut the film’s first poster here.
The film aims to “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.”
Of the project, Jarmusch has commented: “No other
band in rock’n’roll history has
rivaled The Stooges’ combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia,
blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling,
preening leopard of a front man who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo
Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud. There is no
precedent for The Stooges, while those inspired by them are now legion.”
He added that the film “is more an ‘essay’ than a document. It’s our love letter to
possibly the greatest band in rock’n’roll history, and presents their story,
their influences and their impact, complete with some never-before-seen footage
and photographs. Like the Stooges and their music, ‘Gimme Danger’ is a little
wild, messy, emotional, funny, primitive, and sophisticated in the most
unrefined way. Long live The Stooges!”
“Gimme Danger” will have its world premiere at Cannes during a special midnight screening next Thursday. Check out our exclusive poster below.
Check out a clip from another recent Jarmusch offering, the vampire love story “Only Lovers Left Alive,” embedded below.
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