Due out in 2017, Green Day will be producing a new documentary that focuses on the early East Bay punk scene that they came from. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will feature footage from hundreds of shows, thousands of photos and, of course, interviews with musicians who played a pivotal role in creating the punk scene.
The documentary has been in the works since 2014, but Billie Joe Armstrong announced on his instagram that the film is slated for next year. Screenings will be announced soon on the film's site.
Iggy Pop will narrate the movie while Green Day and their manager, Pat Magnarella, will be executive producers.
A synopsis of the movie reads:
“Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock—the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers, and Flipper, as well as the MaximumRocknRoll fanzine, helped take the punk underground global.”
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