The Stooges started in Ann Arbor in the midst of a cultural revolution. With its powerful and aggressive rock'n'roll, the band was responsible for blowing up a crater in the musical scene of the late 1960s, surprising the audience with a mix of rock, R&B, blues, and free jazz, they planted the seed for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the upcoming decades. This film, by director Jim Jarmusch, shows us the musical, cultural, and political environment in which the band emerged while outlining their inspirations and reasons for this long lasting legacy. Cannes, 2016.
1953, Akron, Ohio, USA. Selected filmography: Stranger Than Paradise (Golden Camera at Cannes, 1984), Down by Law (Cannes, 1986), Mystery Train (Cannes, 1989), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (Cannes, 1995), Ghost Dog (Cannes, 1999), Coffee and Cigarettes (Venice, 2003), Broken Flowers (Cannes’ Grand Prize of the Jury, 2005), Only Lovers Left Alive (Cannes, 2013), and Paterson (Cannes, 2016), also screening at this festival.