New York, NY / Los Angeles, CA – May 24, 2017 – Abramorama has released the official trailer and poster for Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, the new documentary directed and produced by Corbett RedfordGreen Day are the executive producers of the film.  Share the trailer and download the poster.
Turn It Around Official Trailer

The feature documentary will have its world premiere as the opening night film of the 16th SF DOCFEST on May 31st followed by an initial one week theatrical run at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Francisco starting June 2nd.  The hometown opening will be followed by screenings in cities across the USA in tandem with Green Day’s Revolution Radio World Tour, with the theatrical campaignlaunching in New York City in late July and culminating in Los Angeles in mid-September.  In a unique release strategy, Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will “tour with the band” enabling theatres to be marketing partners with Green Day in promoting the film’s theatrical release and the band’s nationwide tour.


Narrated by Iggy Pop, 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. The film is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices featuring exclusive interviews with and the music of the most famous and infamous rock and punk bands in history including Green Day, Metallica, Rancid, Dead Kennedys, and over 100 more interviews with artists and musicians from California’s East Bay punk music scene. For additional information, visit www.eastbaypunk.com.


“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 andEVP & CCO Karol Martesko-Fenster added, “The timing to bring this film out is perfect as there has been great response and interest in Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.  Working closely with the band and their management we’ve structured a unique distribution strategy that integrates the benefits of a theatrical campaign with a massive US concert tour. “


About Green Day
Green Day is an American punk rock band composed of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist Mike Dirnt and drummer Tré Cool. Formed in 1986, Green Day was originally part of the punk scene at the DIY 924 Gilman Street club in Berkeley, California. The band’s early releases were with the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie (released through Reprise Records) became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the United States. Green Day was widely credited with popularizing and reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States. Green Day’s follow up albums Insomniac (1995) and Nimrod (1997) each sold over two million albums and were certified Double Platinum, and Warning (2000) was certified Platinum. 2004 brought the band’s rock opera American Idiot which reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation and sold over six million copies in the United States. Green Day is one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 75 million records worldwide. The group has won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiot debuted on Broadway. On April 18, 2015, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a part of the 2015 class in what was their first year of eligibility for induction. On October 16, 2015, Green Day released the documentary Heart Like A Hand Grenade, an unprecedented behind the scenes look at the writing and recording of their legendary album American Idiot.  Green Day’s 12th studio album Revolution Radio was released on October 7, 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.  The band is currently on their Revolution Radio World Tour.www.greenday.com


About Abramorama
Abramorama is the preeminent theatrical distributor of music films in the US today and recognized for the consistent high quality of its work on award winning feature films. An innovator in the focused, personalized form of film distribution and event cinema, Abramorama provides invaluable alternatives to filmmakers and content owners.  An industry leader in marketing and promotion, Abramorama continues to trail-blaze exciting new pathways for filmmakers to find their audience. Over the course of more than 15 years, Abramorama has successfully distributed and marketed hundreds of films, including Ron Howard’s Grammy award®-winning The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years; Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip – The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead; John Scheinfeld’s Chasing Trane – The John Coltrane Documentary; Brett Bern’s BANG! The Bert Berns Story; Jill Campbell’s Mr. Chibbs; Tomer Heymann’s Mr. Gaga; Dawn Porter’s Trapped; Kim A. Snyder’s Newtown; Charles Ferguson’s Time To Choose; Asif Kapadia’s Senna; Neil Young’s Greendale; Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam Twenty; Sacha Gervasi’s Anvil! The Story Of Anvil; Banksy’s Academy Award®-nominated, Exit Through the Gift Shop; the surprise indie hit Awake: The Life of Yogananda; Laurie Anderson’s astonishing New York Times critics’ pick, Heart of a Dog, Showtime’s National Board of Review Winner Listen to Me Marlon and Draft House Releasing’s 2016 Documentary Academy Award®-Nominee and IDA Best Documentary Winner The Look of Silence. For more information visit www.abramorama.com


Green Day Revolution Radio US Tour
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Portland, OR
Saturday, August 5, 2017
Oakland, CA
Monday, August 7, 2017
Salt Lake City, UT
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Denver, CO
Friday, August 11, 2017
Kansas City, MO
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Omaha, NE
Monday, August 14, 2017
St. Louis, MO
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Friday, August 18, 2017
Toronto, ON
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Cincinnati, OH
Monday, August 21, 2017
Cleveland, OH
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Chicago, IL
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Buffalo, NY
Monday, August 28, 2017
Boston, MA
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Hartford, CT
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Philadelphia, PA
Friday, September 1, 2017
Raleigh, NC
Sunday, September 3, 2017
West Palm Beach, FL
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Tampa, FL
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Orange, AL
Friday, September 8, 2017
Austin, TX
Saturday, September 9, 2017
San Antonio, TX
Monday, September 11, 2017
Albuquerque, NM
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Chula Vista, CA
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Los Angeles, CA

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