Jim Jarmusch premiered two new movies at the Cannes Film Festival this year, but only one documentary. “Gimme Danger” traces the rise, heyday and enduring legacy of the Stooges, whom the filmmaker describes as “the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band ever” in his film. Courtesy of Yahoo Movies, watch the documentary’s new trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis: “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.”
Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt, Kathy Asheton and Danny Fields all feature in the film. Amazon Studios & Magnolia Pictures will release “Gimme Danger” in New York and Detroit on October 28 and nationally a week later.