Green Day played a key role in the explosion of punk in the Bay Area in California and they’ll continue to play a key role in promoting the scene, coming on board to help distribute the new film Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.
The band is working with Abramorama, who are releasing the film, serving as executive producers on the project and also providing some of the interviews on the East Bay punk scene that are included in the documentary. Though no dates have been announced as of yet, the movie will screen in theaters in North America this summer, coinciding with Green Day continuing their “Revolution Radio” world tour.
“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,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “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.”
Abramorama’s West Coast Head of Acquisitions & Business Development Evan Saxon and EVP & CCO Karol Martesko-Fenster added, “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 Day rose to be one of the biggest bands on the planet.”
The movie is narrated by Iggy Pop and directed and produced by Corbett Redford. The film delves deep, exploring the history of the scene through the bands, record labels and venues that helped it thrive.
Stay tuned to the East Bay Punk website for information on the film and where it will screen.