New feature documentary film Gorillaz: Reject False Icons, directed by Denholm Hewlett, will premiere in international cinemas for one night only in December.
Released in partnership with Gorillaz Productions, Eleven, Trafalgar Releasing and Warner Music Entertainment, the documentary covers life in the studio with Gorillaz co-founders Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett; producers The Twilite Tone of D /\ P, Remi Kabaka and James Ford; as well as a stellar roll call of featured artists including Vince Staples, Jean-Michel Jarre, De La Soul, DRAM, Pusha T, Peven Everett, Little Simz, Jamie Principle, Yasiin Bey, Bootie Brown, Cheick Tidiane Seck, Graham Coxon, Pauline Black, Zebra Katz, Danny Brown, Ben Mendelson, Kelela, Jehnny Beth, Hypnotic Brass, Junior Dan, Shaun Ryder, Mavis Staples, Sidiki Diabete and Noel Gallagher.
In his debut feature, director 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 shows 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 to capture the chaos of life under the watchful eye of Murdoc Niccals (bass), Noodle (guitar), Russel Hobbs (drums) and 2D (vocals).
Gorillaz: Reject False Icons premieres in international cinemas on 16 December. Visit here for tickets and further information.
Naila Scargill is the publisher and editor of horror journal Exquisite Terror. Holding a broad editorial background, she has worked with an eclectic variety of content, ranging from film and the counterculture, to political news and finance.