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GREEN DAY AND ABRAMORAMA PARTNER ON GLOBAL RELEASE OF TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

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GREEN DAY AND ABRAMORAMA PARTNER ON GLOBAL RELEASE OF TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

NORTH AMERICAN THEATRICAL RELEASE PLANNED FOR SUMMER 2017

New York, NY / Los Angeles, CAMarch 29, 2017 Green Day and Abramorama announced today the collaboration to distribute the upcoming film TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK to be released across the USA in tandem with Green Day’s Revolution Radio World Tour during the Summer of 2017.  Abramorama will release the film, Executive Produced by Green Day, in theaters across North America and will work with the filmmakers on the global release across all platforms.  Coming off their recent success with Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years, Abramorama has proven time and again that they are specialists at handling marketing and distribution for music driven long-form documentaries. This is the second time they will partner with Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day, the first being on the 135 city release of John Roecker’s Heart Like A Hand Grenade.
 
“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 Dayrose 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 manTim Armstrong, Kathleen Hanna, Miranda July, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead front manMichael 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.
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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 forAmerican Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. In 2010, a stage adaptation of American Idiotdebuted 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 albumAmerican 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 a decade, 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; 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 Listen To Me Marlon (National Board of Review Winner) and Draft House Releasing’s The Look of Silence (2016 Documentary Academy Award®-Nominee and 2015 IDA Best Documentary Winner). For more information visit www.abramorama.com