Exhilarating, compelling, at times harrowing, Very Extremely Dangerous is not like any other documentary you’ll see this year. Irish director Paul Duane (Barbaric Genius) takes a frightening, fascinating journey into the mad world of Jerry McGill, a 1960s rock ‘n’ roller from Memphis who left behind a promising career in music to concentrate his energy on a fully-fledged gun-toting, drug-taking life of crime.
We find him as he emerges from prison years later and, after finding out he has a serious illness, decides to finally record a follow up to his 1959 single, Lovestruck. However McGill is no reformed character, and Duane finds himself on the road with an ex-con seemingly hell-bent on destruction.
Director Paul Duane will be in attendance and the screening will be followed by a Q and A.
This film is showing as part of the IFI Stranger Than Fiction Festival 2012, Dublin’s Documentary Festival
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