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Gimme Danger

Some performers flirt with danger. Iggy Pop embraces it with abandon. Forming his band The Stooges in the late 1960s, he gained a reputation for performing half naked, stage diving, and confronting audiences. The Stooges’ 1973 song “Gimme Danger” lends its name to this film that traces the band’s destructive tendencies and improbable survival.  Director Jim Jarmusch taps a rich archive, portraying Iggy through the years at his passionate best and drug-addled worst.