The Pogues' Shane MacGowan is the subject of a new documentary, Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds With Shane MacGowan, detailing the fascinating life of the legendary punk-poet frontman. The film is helmed by critically-acclaimed director, Julien Temple – who previously directed the Sex Pistols movies, The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle and The Filth and the Fury) and produced by Johnny Depp.
According to a statement, the film will feature never-before-seen archival footage, including contributions from MacGowan’s friends and family; alongside animations by Ralph Steadman (best known for his work with Hunter S. Thompson). Speaking to Deadline about the film, Temple said: "It’s not the easiest thing to make a film about Shane MacGowan. The nearest thing I can think of is one of those David Attenborough films. You set the camera traps. You wait and you wait, in the hope that one day the snow leopard will trigger them. Then when you do actually capture the unique force of Shane’s personality, even for a moment onscreen, you realize it was all worthwhile."
Crock of Gold is scheduled to premiere in Aussie cinema's December 17th (info here). You can watch the first trailer below.
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan [Official Trailer]
An extensive collection of BBC recordings, The Pogues – The BBC Sessions 1984 - 1986, featuring a collection of songs from six separate live sessions – The John Peel Show (April 1984), David ‘Kid’ Jensen Show (July 1984), The John Peel Show (December 1984), The Phil Kennedy Show (March 1985), the Janice Long Show (July 1985) and the Janice Long Show (November 1986) – is arriving later this year. Stream the first two previews from the collection below.
Crock of Gold: A Few Rounds with Shane MacGowan premieres in Aussie cinema's December 17th – click here for cinema and screening info!
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