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Gorillaz: Reject False Icons is a documentary by co-creator Jamie Hewlett's son Denholm Hewlett. The documentary features everything Gorillaz did for 3 years (2015-2018). The documentary featured the recording sessions for Humanz and The Now Now, in tradition of the documentary Bananaz by Ceri Levy in 2008. The documentary further features clips from the Humanz Tour and The Now Now Tour, documenting everything from live clips to backstage footage. The documentary was released in cinemas on December 16th 2019 and then on YouTube on December 24th 2019, separating the documentary into three parts.


Reject False Icons was produced by Denholm who recorded and documented the whole process of the band during the last three years (Phase 4-5, 2015-2018) and released it in partnership with Gorillaz productions, Eleven MGMT, Trafalgar Release and Warner Music Entertainment. The documentary's namesake comes from the Phase 2 marketing campaign of the same name.

According to the statement, the film documents the creation and tour of the band behind their last two albums (Humanz and The Now Now).

"We follow all the movements of the band for three years, covering the realization of two critically acclaimed albums as well as the band's most ambitious world tour to date covering dates in Europe, North America, South America and Mexico, sponsored by their own Demon Dayz festivals in United Kingdom and the United States", according to Hewlett's synopsis. The documentary has appearances by Vince Staples, PUSHA-T, Jehnny Beth, Danny Brown, Kelela, Mavis Staples, Noel Gallagher and others, according to the press release. [citation needed]

The trailer for documentary was published on the Gorillaz YouTube Channel on November 27. [1]


The movie was screened internationally in theaters for one night: Monday, December 16 internationally. A Youtube "Director's Cut" was released on December 24th, 2019 with extra footage that was cut from the theatrical release. [citation needed]


Reject False Icons (Director's Cut)[]


Gorillaz- Reject False Icons - Original Directors Cut (Documentary)

Official Director's Cut, uploaded by Denholm Hewlett.

External Links[]


  1. Gorillaz. GORILLAZ: REJECT FALSE ICONS | Official Trailer | In Cinemas Worldwide 16 December Gorillaz. YouTube. Published 27 November 2019.