Recently, a number of music documentaries have been announced and released, and Green Day has announced a collaboration with Abramorama to distribute the upcoming film Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Released in tandem with Green Day’s Revolution Radio World Tour this summer, Abramorama will release the film, Executive Produced by Green Day, in theatres across North America and plan to work with filmmakers on the global release across all platforms.
Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong commented: “Turn it Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that’s a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre. We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community”.
Evan Saxon, Abramorama’s West Coast Head of Acquisitions & Business Development, and Karol Martesko-Fenster, EVP & CCO, add “”It’s an honor to again be entrusted by Green Day to engineer the release of their films. Turn It Around, directed by Corbett Redford, is a documentary very dear to the band and gives fans of all kinds of music an inside look at the fertile East Bay Punk scene from which Green Dayrose to be one of the biggest bands on the planet”.
Directed and produced by Corbett Redford and narrated by Iggy Pop, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk features Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Tim Armstrong of Rancid, Kathleen Hanna, Miranda July, Michael Franti, and Ian Mackaye, among over 100 more interviews. The film spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a focus on Berkeley’s 924 Gilman Street music collective.
For more info about the film, check out the website.