This event has passed.

Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About Idles (18)

Preview Screening + Q&A

Thu 01 Jul 2021 - Wed 07 Jul 2021


Other Information

Rated 18


£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s


Showing times below

Book Now

Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About Idles (18)

Dir. Mark Archer
2020 | UK | 75 mins

Showing Times

  • Fri 2 Jul: 8.30pm
  • Sat 3 Jul: 4pm
  • Wed 7 Jul: 6pm

Don’t Go Gentle captures the 10 year journey of Bristol based band Idles as they struggle with grief and their vulnerabilities.

Delivered with moving determination Don’t Go Gentle explores the band’s experience, lyrics and sound as we learn the reasons why these five individuals have connected with legions of people across the world. We see just how that relationship unfolds in the most courageous and positive of human ways.

In a time when the ground is shifting beneath our feet, where open communication and truthful reflection are more vital than ever, we journey with (Exeter bred) 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.

‘It offers a rounded sense of what being in the band means to the five guys making the noise and to those who live the noise with them’

‘IDLES are magical, and that’s why Don’t Go Gentle is a masterpiece. An explosion of honest feeling that allows you to not be afraid of what goes on inside your own head. Don’t Go Gentle is the most heartfelt, touching portrayal of friendship and fragility accompanied with impassioned heavy performances of inclusion for those who feel lost’

‘Don’t Go Gentle shows how a band can change lives, not only on-stage, but also off, as music brings people together and unites them in ways other things don’t’

Preview Screening + Q&A

Join us after the special preview screening for a Q&A with Director Mark Archer and Editor Tom Weller hosted by Leah Whatmore of Exeter Grrrrl band The Maisonettes.

Venue: Studio 74, Exeter Phoenix

*Subject to a £1.50 ticketing system charge. We don’t charge this to make a profit. Find out more >>
Image credit: Lindsay Melbourne

Tell a Friend