Gimme Danger

Jim Jarmusch

IFFR 2017

Voices

  • 108'
  • USA
  • 2016
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).
Director
Jim Jarmusch
Country of production
USA
Production Year
2016
Festival Edition
IFFR 2017
Length
108'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
José Ibáñez, Carter Logan / Exoskelton, Fernando Sulichin
Production Company
Low Mind Films
Sales
Independent Film Company
Screenplay
Jim Jarmusch
Cinematography
Tom Krueger
Editor
Adam Kurnitz, Affonso Gonçalves
Sound Design
Robert Hein
Local Distributor
Splendid Film