Thursday, August 23, 2018

Funtime? 'Stooge,' which documents Iggy Pop's No. 1 fan, debuts next month at Howl! Happening

"Stooge," a feature-length documentary film about Iggy Pop's No. 1 fan, will make its NYC premier next month at Howl! Happening.

Here are details via Howl!

Nominated in 2017 for “Best UK Feature” at London’s Raindance Film Festival, director Madeleine Farley’s epic odyssey has been described as "Spinal Tap" meets "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest." A discussion with director Farley and co-producers Stephen Smith and Martin Kloiber follows the screening.

The film narrates the story of Robert Pargiter, a magnetic, childlike superfan of Iggy and The Stooges, who goes on a fanatical quest to keep rock alive. Like a fly on the wall, we follow him on a trek to London, San Francisco, L.A., and Miami, as the film becomes an intimate introspection into his journey — and more broadly — a study of one man’s personal obsession.

Comedy and tragedy intermingle with the pathos of his personal demons, and ultimately the serious business of dealing with his life offers him a way back to his joie de vivre.

Take a look...

The film screens Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. Howl! Happening is at 6 E. First St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery.

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