Gimme Danger The Story Of The Stooges

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Mitten in den 60er Jahren schlugen The Stooges mit ihrem gewaltigen und energischen Stil wie eine Bombe in die Musiklandschaft ein. Mit ihrem Mix aus Rock, Blues, R&B und Free Jazz hat die Band aus Ann Arbor, Michigan das Musikpublikum quasi überfallen und damit den Grundstein für das gelegt, was später gemeinhin als Punk und Alternative Rock bekannt wurde. Jim Jarmuschs Gimme Danger ist die Chronik der Geschichte von The Stooges – eine der größten Geschichten des Rock’n’Roll.

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.
DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT – JIM JARMUSCH

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.

GIMME DANGER 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!“

– Jim Jarmusch

Originaltitel: Gimme Danger
Musikdoku, US 2017
Filmverleih: Studiocanal Filmverleih
Filmlänge: 108 Minuten
Kinostart (DE): 27.04.2017

Schauspieler/Darsteller: Iggy Pop, James A. Williamson, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt u.a.

Regisseur: Jim Jarmusch
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ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS

JIM JARMUSCH (Writer / Director) Born in Akron, Ohio, Jim Jarmusch lives and works in New York. Films include Permanent Vacation (1980), Stranger than Paradise (1984), Down by Law (1986), Mystery Train (1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), Year of the Horse (1997), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (2003), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016) and the short film „Int. Trailer. Night.“ (2002).

TOM KRUEGER (Director of Photography) Tom Krueger has shot a wide array of projects from feature films to television, commercials, music videos, documentaries, and shorts. His credits include FISHING WITH JOHN starring and directed by John Lurie, The UNITED STATES OF POETRY directed by Marc Pellington; MANNY AND LO starring Scarlett Johansson, and COMMITTED starring Heather Graham, which won the Sundance Award for Cinematography, both directed by his sister, Lisa Krueger. Tom wrote and directed the feature film You’re in Charge, along with the award winning short film FUZZY LOGIC. Tom has also shot several long form music films including U2 in 3D, and U2 LIVE AT THE ROSE BOWL. His music video credits include DAVID BOWIE, STEVIE WONDER, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN, PUBLIC ENEMY, CYPRESS HILL, REM, and many more.

AFFONSO GONÇALVES (Editor) Affonso Gonçalves has edited over thirty films, including three Sundance Film Festival winners: Benh Zeitlin’s BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, Debra Granik’s WINTER’S BONE and Ira Sachs’ FORTY SHADES OF BLUE. His latest film is the upcoming feature from Amazon Studios, WONDERSTRUCK, starring Julianne Moore. Gonçalves‘ other film credits include Jonas Carpignano’s MEDITERRANEA, Tod Williams’ THE DOOR IN THE FLOOR, Jim Jarmusch’s ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE and Ira Sach’s LOVE IS STRANGE. He teamed up with Todd Haynes on the acclaimed HBO mini-series “Mildred Pierce” and the movie CAROL and worked on the HBO series “True Detective.”
ADAM KURNITZ (Editor) Adam Kurnitz is a Brooklyn-based film editor. His work includes the documentary feature Gimme Danger (Cannes, 2016) Missing People (Hot Docs, Doc NYC ’15) This is How I Roll (Seattle True Independent Film Festival ’12) as well as the narrative short “Touch” (Palm Springs International Short Fest, NBC Universal Short Film Festival ’15). He’s also worked on Desert Runners (IDFA ’13) and Death Metal Angola (Rotterdam Film Festival ’13). He is currently cutting a feature length documentary for Sara Driver.

JAMES KERR (Animator) James Kerr is best known for animated GIF project Scorpion Dagger, where he has been pumping out new work since and littering social media since early 2012. Through animation and digital collage, Kerr hopes to convey a vision of the world around him by repurposing elements from the art canon in a manner to give the works a new life off the canvas on which they originally appear.



GIMME DANGER
Captions

1. Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Byron Newman.

2. Iggy Pop and the Stooges in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Danny Fields c/o Gillian McCain.

3. Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton, and Dave Alexander in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Frank Pettis.

4. Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Mike Barich.

5. Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander, and Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Joel Brodsky.

6. The Stooges in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Tom Copi.

7. Jim Jarmusch, director of GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: © Sara Driver.