Don't Go Gentle: A Film About Idles 15

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This film was last shown on 22 July 2021

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.


Mark Archer
United Kingdom
1 hour 15 minutes


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