Don’t Go Gentle: A Film about IDLES
UK/EU 120+ cinema release in June & July 2021. Tickets and details
Worldwide VOD release date: Aug 6th.
Worldwide Bluray/DVD release date: August 20th.
USA/Worldwide (excluding UK/EU) - Stream now from one of the following platforms:
Microsoft/Xbox or https://vimeo.com/ondemand/idles || Worldwide (Excluding UK/EU)
Fandango/Vudu || USA and Mexico
Google Play or iTunes || USA, Canada, and Australia
Available on Tubi TV November 5. More to be announced soon!
Festival Screenings: Seeyousound Turin, Italy 19-25 Feb 2021 || FAME Paris, France 18-25 Feb 2021 || Gimme Shelter Athens, Greece 24-31 May 2021 || DORF Dorf, Croatia 18-21 Aug 2021 || Riot Festival Moscow, Russia 28th Aug 2021 || Musilkfilm Festivalen DFI Copenhagen, Denmark 17-26 Sep 2021 || In Edit Barcelona 28 Oct to 7 Nov 2021 Barcelona, Spain || In Edit Brasil 16-27 June 2021 Brasil || Grossman Festival 16-24 July 2021 Ormoz, Slovenia || Cinema House 2 July 2021 Sofia, Bulgaria || Musical Ecran September 2021 Bordeaux, France || Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival 2-12th September Belfast || Medimex 14-18th Sep 2021 Puglia, Italy || DokStation Bucharest, Romania, Curtocircuíto IFF Santiago de Compostela, Spain || DocsMX 14-24 October Mexico City || Porto Post Doc 20-30th November, Portugal || Seeyousound Lecce 22 October, Italy || Escenarios October, Buenos Aries Argentina || Soundwatch, November, Berlin, Germany
Don't Go Gentle is a film about finding strength in vulnerability. It journeys through 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.
Director: Mark Archer | Producer: Andy Stewart | Executive Producer: Sara Archer | Associate Producer/Photographer: Lindsay Melbourne | Editor: Tom Weller | Sound Design: Jeremy Rychard Synder | Colour Grade: Dan Moran | Graphics: Adam Norfolk
Timeout Magazine 4* Feel good hit of the summer
NME Magazine 4* 'Don't Go Gentle', the new film about IDLES, is touching proof that bands can still change your life
BBC Film: Entertaining & thought-provoking study of modern manhood!
D Movies 4* - Dirty Gem: The film, like the band, is less concerned with lacing the audiences in pyrotechnics, as it is in capturing the essence with as much clarity and honesty as they are able to stomach. The band pride themselves on the passion that could only come from a place of great truth. And much like the group it sets out to celebrate, the film is extraordinarily honest.
Rolling Stone Magazine FR 4* - ‘Finding the right band at the right time can be life-changing, and this documentary is proof.’
Classic Rock Magazine: 8/10 || The film is just as much about the community and compassion they’ve inspired along the way by challenging the machismo of masculinity and the brutal separations of society.
Uncut: 7/10 || A livley and engaing primer!
BRWC - Don’t Go Gentle: A Film about IDLES is a documentary that not only provides insight into the formation and rise of a band, but speaks to the power art has to bring people together and build people up. Featuring honest interviews, arresting concert footage, and a meditation on what art can do, this film is a must see for all documentary and music lovers alike.
Louder Than War - As a documentary, Don’t Go Gentle is as likely to make you laugh as it will make you cry. You might even want to smash up some chintzy china. It should also make you want to live your best life.
Rhys Buchanan: Writer and Editor | ‘Captures the rise of IDLES perfectly- emotional, hilarious and inspiring.’
Richard Bowes: Author | ‘Highly recommended viewing on this drizzly weekend. A film about the most important British band around.’
Getintothiss: ‘Don’t Go Gentle shows how a band can change lives, not only on-stage, but also off, as music brings people together and unites them in ways other things don’t.’
The Indiependent: ‘Don’t Go Gentle is the message we’ve all been needing: vulnerability is strength, emotion is courage. IDLES are revolutionary, and there’s an entire community proving that they inspire nothing but greatness.’