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Cinema Curiosa Presents: Gimme Danger
March 3, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm| Main Library (Traverse City)
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.
Written & Directed By: Jim Jarmusch
Runtime: 108 minutes
“A LOVING TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST ROCK GROUPS. THE INTELLIGENT AND FREQUENTLY HILARIOUS REMINISCENCES BY IGGY POP MAKE FOR A TERRIFIC CHRONICLE OF THIS WILDLY INFLUENTIAL BAND.”– DENNIS DERMODY, PAPER
“CRITICS’ PICK. PLENTY ENTERTAINING AND INCLUDES MANY MOMENTS OF FOAMING-AT-THE-MOUTH MUSICAL FURY.”– NY TIMES
“AS FUN AS IT IS ILLUMINATING. A WITTY, WILDLY AFFECTIONATE TRIBUTE.”– DAVID ROONEY, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“SNARLING, LOUD AND HEARTFELT.”– JOSHUA ROTHKOPF, TIME OUT NY