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Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER

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. The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston screens the documentary at its Brown Auditorium Theater on December 2, 9, 10 and 11. BroadwayWorld has photos from the film below!

"No other band in rock'n'roll history has rivaled The Stooges' combination of heavy primal throb, spiked psychedelia, blues-a-billy grind, complete with succinct angst-ridden lyrics, and a snarling, preening leopard of a front man who somehow embodies Nijinsky, Bruce Lee, Harpo Marx, and Arthur Rimbaud," says GIMME DANGER Director Jim Jarmusch. "There is no precedent for The Stooges, while those inspired by them are now legion."

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 is more an 'essay' than a document," says Jarmusch. "It's our love letter to possibly the greatest band in rock'n'roll history, and presents their story, their influences and their impact, complete with some never-before-seen footage and photographs. Like the Stooges and their music, GIMME DANGER is a little wild, messy, emotional, funny, primitive, and sophisticated in the most unrefined way. Long live The Stooges!"

GIMME DANGER A Film by Jim Jarmusch, now in select theaters. Features Jim Osterberg as Iggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James Williamson, Steve Mackay, Mike Watt, Kathy Ashton, and Danny Fields. Rated R for drug content and language. Run time: 108 minutes.

MFAH showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays, Dec 2 and 9; 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec 10; 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec 10; and 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec 11. 1001 Bissonnet Street. 713-639-7300. mfah.org/calendar/gimme-danger/201612020700PM. General Admission is $9. MFAH members, students with ID, and seniors (65+) may receive a $2 discount.

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Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Byron Newman.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Iggy Pop and the Stooges in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Danny Fields c/o Gillian McCain.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Iggy Pop, Scott Asheton, Ron Asheton, and Dave Alexander in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Frank Pettis.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Mike Barich.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, Dave Alexander, and Iggy Pop in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Joel Brodsky.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
The Stooges in GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Tom Copi.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Jim Jarmusch, director of GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios / Magnolia Pictures. Photo credit: Sara Driver.

Photo Flash: MFAH Films Screens Iggy Pop & The Stooges Rock Doc GIMME DANGER
Theatrical one-sheet for GIMME DANGER, a Magnolia Pictures release. Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.


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