Green Day and Abramorama have announced a collaboration to distribute the upcoming film Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. The full press release can be found below.
“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 front man 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. “
Narrated by Iggy Pop and directed and produced by Corbett Redford, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK features Grammy® Award-winning Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong, Grammy® Award-winning Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, Grammy Award®-winning producer and Rancid front man Tim Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, Miranda July, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead front man Michael Franti, Minor Threat and Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye and over 100 more interviews with artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk music scene. Executive produced by Green Day and written by Corbett Redford and Anthony Marchitiello, TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK spans over 30 years of the California Bay Area’s punk music history with a central focus on the emergence of Berkeley’s inspiring 924 Gilman Street music collective. More information available at www.eastbaypunk.com