Don't Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES

BBFC RatingDon't Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES

Showing: 03 July 2021

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Sat 3 Jul 2021

CertificateNot Rated
DirectorMark Archer
Running Time1HR 15MINS
SeasonMain Programme

A film about finding strength in vulnerability, Don't Go Gentle tracks the journey of Bristol punk band IDLES, the diehard community that runs alongside them, and how music can forge togetherness like little else.

The documentary examines IDLES determination, friendship and adversity as they fight for a place in a divided socio-political environment, unexpectedly inspiring and unifying an international community along the way.

Following lead singer Joe Talbot and the band as they tear across stages, knocking down stereotypes, empowering fans to talk about mental health and the realities we may not feel comfortable to speak about, Don't Go Gentle charts how the band and their dedicated fanbase have become the chunky, furious beast we now know.

“A touching portrait of fandom done right [...] Proof that bands can still change your life - ★★★★" - Will Richards, NME

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