A deep-dive, three-year documentary is headed to theaters for one night only on December 16. The doc will explore a large portion of the Gorillaz’ career.
The virtual band was a brainchild of comic book artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl) and Blur front man Damon Albarn. The result following their video for their hit song Clint Eastwood put the band on the map and put them there with a fierce fanaticism of followers.
The band made up virtually of Noodles, Murdoch, Russell and 2-D became the avatars of a revolving door of musicians with Albarn, Mike Smith and a few others remaining a constant.
Their videos over the years have revolved around the cartoon avatars and their misadventures. One of their videos for Stylo featured Bruce Willis and the boys in hot pursuit via muscle cars.
The doc titled Gorillaz: Reject False Idols opens at over six-hundred theaters. For tickets and info on showtimes near you, head over HERE.
In his debut feature, director Denholm Hewlett followed the band’s every move for three years, covering the making of two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Humanz’ and ‘The Now Now’, as well as the band’s most ambitious world tour to date encompassing dates across Europe, North America, South America and Mexico, bookended by its own Demon Dayz Festivals in the UK and US. The result is the first ever all-access immersive journey into the world of Gorillaz and its extended family – featuring never-seen footage, where the virtual meets the real – to capture the wondrous chaos of life under the watchful eye of Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals).
Gorillaz: Reject False Idols is a partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Music Entertainment.
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