Watch the first trailer for The Stooges documentary ‘Gimme Danger’

'Only Lovers Left Alive' director Jim Jarmusch is the film-maker behind the doc

The first trailer for Gimme Danger, the documentary film about The Stooges from director Jim Jarmusch (Broken Flowers, Only Lovers Left Alive, has been released. Scroll down to watch.

The documentary, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May, chronicles the proto-punk band’s history against the cultural and political shifts of the late ’60s, while also examining the enduring influence and impact of The Stooges and their iconic frontman Iggy Pop.

The official synopsis teases: “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.”

It continues: “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.”

Gimme Danger opens in select US cinemas next month, though a UK release date has yet to be announced.