In this documentary, Jim Jarmusch (whose feature Paterson is also being screened at IFFR 2017) interviews his friend Jim Osterberg (born in 1947), better known as Iggy Pop, about his influential proto-punk band The Stooges (1967-1974, reunion 2003), which Jarmusch calls "the greatest rock and roll band ever", thanks to tunes like I Wanna Be Your Dog and No Fun. In an amiable atmosphere, the cheerful Iggy talks without a trace of arrogance about his sources of inspiration (from rockers like MC5 via avant-garde musician Harry Parch to TV personality Clarabell the Clown), his half-naked, snake-like dance movements as motor for the music, the wild shows (including Iggy’s self-invented stage dives) and his decline into drugs and lack of discipline. 
Jarmusch illustrates the words of Iggy and other band members and involved parties with archive footage and humorous fragments from features, television and specially made animations. Iggy Pop previously played roles in Jarmusch’s Dead Man (1995) and Coffee and Cigarettes (1993/2003).

Filmmaker
Jim Jarmusch
Country
USA
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
108’
Language
English
Producer
José Ibáñez, Carter Logan, Fernando Sulichin
Production Company
Low Mind Films
Sales
Independent Film Company
Writer
Jim Jarmusch
Cinematography
Tom Krueger
Editor
Adam Kurnitz, Affonso Gonçalves
Sound Design
Robert Hein