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.
CAST & CREW
Carter Logan, Fernando Sulichin, Rob Wilson
Director of Photography
Affonso Gonçalves, Adam Kurnitz
Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt , Kathy Asheton, Danny Fields.
Low Mind Films New Element Media
Jim Jarmusch came to New York City from Akron, Ohio to study at Columbia and NYU's Film School. He would also study film at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris. He worked as an assistant on Lightning over Water (1980), a film by Nicholas Ray and Wim Wenders, before making his first film, Permanent Vacation (1982), made for roughly $15 000. After much hustling, he found a German producer by the name of Otto Grokenberger, who provided him with complete artistic control. The result was the highly stimulating Stranger than Paradise (1984), a film he structured around Screamin' Jay Hawkins' song, I Put a Spell on You, and which would go on to win the Camera D'Or at the 1984 Cannes IFF.
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 (2004), Broken Flowers (2005), The Limits of Control (2009), Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Paterson (2016), Gimme Danger (2016).