“An important addition to our understanding of early ’70s anarchy.” (Time Out)
“A brainy and funny look at the creation and still-evolving legacy of a rock ‘n’ roll band Jarmusch considers the greatest of all time, even if RollingStone and snobby critics won’t admit it.” (Toronto Star)
Emerging from Ann Arbor, Michigan, amid a countercultural revolution, the Stooges—led by frontman Iggy Pop—blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s, planting the seeds for what would later be called punk and alternative rock. Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Paterson) puts the Stooges’ impact in its musical, cultural, political, and historical context, relating adventures and misadventures alike. With Iggy Pop’s engaging presence and infectious enthusiasm for its subject, Gimme Danger is both an entertaining primer and tribute to a band that the film boldly presents as the greatest of all time.