It will be an evening where legends meet at CPH:DOX and Normann Copenhagen’s  the programme launch event on March 1.

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Iggy Pop. Frontman of one of music history’s most important bands, The Stooges, and eternal icon of garage rock and punk.

As seen through the eyes of Jim Jarmusch. One of this era’s greatest auteurs, winner of the Palme D’Or and director of the critically acclaimed hit ‘Paterson’ in cinemas right now.

At CPH:DOX’s programme launch. A strong trinity for a night that should definitely not be missed.

More Iggy on the agenda

On March 1, CPH:DOX and their main sponsor Normann Copenhagen will celebrate the release of this year’s programme with the screening of the brand new rockumentary by Jim Jarmusch, ‘Gimme Danger’, about Iggy Pop and his legendary band The Stooges. The brewery To Øl will get the audience in the right mood with a beer before the screening, and music journalist Jan Sneum will introduce the film at Grand Teater.

‘Gimme Danger’ is Jarmusch’s first documentary since ‘Year of the Horse’, which was about Neil Young and Crazy Horses. This time, he paints a profound portrait of The Stooges’ musical journey towards success and recognition and their cultural, political and historical significance. The band’s expressive and aggressive style blew up the musical landscape in the late 1960s, and conquered the audience with their mix of rock, blues, R’n’b and jazz, planting the seeds of later would become known as the punk movement. ‘Gimme Danger’ will hit the Danish cinemas on March 9.

Lars Movin gave ‘Gimme Danger’ at Filmmagasinet Ekko five stars and said: “‘Gimme Danger’ is a vital rockumentary that, like Iggy Pop’s songs, addresses directly and with a good portion of self-consciousness. Its not ashamed to tell a story which has been told a hundred times before – probably because its authors know that this is the real deal.” Read the whole article here.

After the film, the afterparty will move on to Taphouse directly across from Grand where you will be able to get two beers for the price of one when showing your cinema ticket. A handful of punk DJs will spin vinyls well into the night, making the rockstar and his fans proud.

‘Gimme Danger’ is not the only Iggy Pop film at this year’s CPH:DOX programme. From March 16 to 26, the festival will also screen the documentary ‘To Stay Alive – A Method’, where Iggy Pop recites an essay of the same name by the world-renowned author, Michel Houellebecq, in a sunlit garden in Miami. An original and thoughtful film that stems from a peculiar friendship!

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CPH:DOX’s programme launch and screening of ‘Gimme Danger’, in collaboration with Normann Copenhagen and Another World Entertainment.

Wednesday, March 1 at Grand Teater

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