Iggy and the Stooges documentary premieres at Cannes

Iggy Pop also opens up about past drug use during the press conference

The Iggy And The Stooges documentary Gimme Danger has premiered at Cannes Film Festival, with director Jim Jarmusch and Iggy Pop opening up about the film a press conference.

Named after a song from one of Iggy and the Stooges most iconic albums ‘Raw Power’, the documentary is being presented as part of Cannes’ Midnight Screening series, meaning it’s not in competition with other films.

Speaking at a press conference, Iggy Pop addressed his past drug use, urging others to “just drop that shit,” adding, “For me, the best is a very good wine, but weed is OK for most people.”


“I was on acid in more than several of the clips in the movie when I was young. I would go from feeling very aggressive to breaking out in laughter,” he continued, stating he no longer does any drugs. “I don’t do it. I have wine with dinner and that’s about it.”

Director Jim Jarmusch has previously told IndieWire that the documentary is more of an ‘essay’ than a document, describing Gimme Danger as a “love letter to possibly the greatest band in rock‘n’roll history”.

The documentary contains never-before-seen footage and photographs, with Jarmusch concluding that Gimme Danger is a “little wild, messy, emotional, funny, primitive, and sophisticated in the most unrefined way.”