‘THE POGUES in Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan‘ will be in Cinemas from December 17.
Opening night Thursday 17th December NEW FARM CINEMAS and THE ELIZABETH PICTURE THEATRE Brisbane.
A fundraiser for the Irish Australian Support Association of Queensland Tickets are $25 and includes a glass of Pogues whisky on arrival. Due to the capacity tickets are limited.
‘CROCK OF GOLD’ is the definitive feature documentary on Irish musical icon, Shane MacGowan, exploring the wild and roving life of Ireland’s most beloved punk poet. The definitive documentary about the life of music icon Shane MacGowan, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of The Pogues, who famously combined traditional Irish music with the visceral energy of punk rock. Featuring unseen archival footage from the band and MacGowan’s family, as well as animation from legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman, Julien Temple’s rollicking love letter spotlights the iconic frontman up to his 60th birthday celebration, where singers, movie stars and rock ’n’ roll outlaws gather to celebrate the man and his legacy. Only in Cinemas December 17.
“Irascible, intractable, infuriating, fascinating, appalling, galling, bellicose, comatose, cantankerous, cadaverous, impossible, unstoppable – filming Shane is like flying through a radioactive rainbow, but in the end, there is an inner ‘Crock of Gold’ waiting to be discovered.” Julien Temple, Director.
Julien Temple (The Filth and the Fury, The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle, Absolute Beginners, Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten) takes us on a wild ride in his new documentary ‘CROCK OF GOLD – A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan’, winner Special Jury Prize at the San Sebastian Film Festival. The cinematic exploration of Ireland’s most beloved punk poet releases in cinemas nationally on 17 December 2020.
Through creative use of animation by the legendary Ralph Steadman; unseen footage from Temple’s own archives; and contributions from collaborators, artists and most importantly his own family; the film celebrates Shane’s seemingly effortless facility for writing lyrics to some of the world’s most listened to songs including Fairytale of New York, the most played Christmas song of the 21st Century in the United Kingdom. Shane captures the spirit of Ireland and the mood of the Irish diaspora whilst on his own very personal voyage into the heart of darkness and always with a drink in hand.