Release Date: September 30
Director: Brendan Toller
Early in this entertaining documentary, Iggy Pop defines Danny Fields as “a connector, like a fuel line in a car,” and that’s a pretty apt description. Fields was something of a Leonard Zelig figure for ’60s and ’70s pop culture: he hung out at the Factory, appointed himself the press agent for the Doors, was the first publicist for Elektra Records, edited 16 magazine, helped ignite the Beatles’ “bigger than Jesus” controversy, managed the Ramones, and gave early boosts to Patti Smith, the Stooges, the MC5, and Leonard Cohen. So, as you can imagine, he’s got some stories to tell — and he’s a colorful storyteller, witty, candid and free of fucks to give. Director Toller complements those stories with priceless archival footage, unheard old tapes, and inventive new animation, creating a fast-paced, energetic, and thoroughly enjoyable bit of pop portraiture.