Green Day doc “Broadway Idiot” lands theatrical run

Digital entertainment company FilmBuff will give director Doug Hamilton's documentary about Green Day's Broadway show American Idiot (pictured) a theatrical and VoD release this fall.
August 22, 2013

A documentary about Green Day’s Broadway show American Idiot will get a theatrical release this fall courtesy of digital entertainment curator FilmBuff.

In partnership with Abramorama, FilmBuff will release Broadway Idiot (pictured) in a limited theatrical engagement in New York on October 11 and then North America-wide in cinemas and on VoD platforms on October 18.

Directed by Doug Hamilton, the film chronicles Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong as he collaborates with Broadway director Michael Mayer to turn the pop-punk group’s American Idiot album into a theatrical musical; an experience that proved transformative for the veteran rocker.

Broadway Idiot isn’t your typical rock doc,” Hamilton said in a statement. “At its heart, it’s a very personal story about having the guts to try something totally new. We are thrilled to be working with FilmBuff to bring the labor of love and dedication that is Broadway Idiot to everyone across the country in theaters and across all digital platforms.”

Broadway Idiot world premiered at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and later screened as the opening film for the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.

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