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    Green Day, 'Broadway Idiot': Film Review
    October 12, 2013

    "Broadway Idiot"
    Director: Doug Hamilton
    Producer: Ira Pittelman
    Featuring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool
    Distributor: Film Buff
    Release date: Oct. 10 (CBGB Film Festival), Oct. 11 (New York, on-demand), Oct. 15 (eight one-nighters), Oct. 18 (additional cities)
    Running Time: 81 Minutes

    Catharsis has rarely been captured better than in director Doug Hamilton's shots of an awestruck Billie Joe Armstrong in the few seconds after he hears an ensemble of actors perform songs from Green Day's "American Idiot." It's an early scene in "Broadway Idiot," a chronicling of the path of musical "American Idiot" from a Berkeley, Calif., rehearsal stage to Broadway in 2010 -- and the one that alerts viewers the film will be a rock'n'roller's journey as much as it is about the theater.

    Thankfully, Armstrong wears his heart on his sleeve and never shies from expressing the emotions that come when an artist from one discipline attempts to venture into another. For the actors, producers and musical talent, it's about the creation of a show; for Armstrong, it's about community and camaraderie.

    Full review at Billboard: HERE

     

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on October 12, 2013

"Broadway Idiot"
Director: Doug Hamilton
Producer: Ira Pittelman
Featuring: Billie Joe Armstrong, Michael Mayer, Mike Dirnt, Tre Cool
Distributor: Film Buff
Release date: Oct. 10 (CBGB Film Festival), Oct. 11 (New York, on-demand), Oct. 15 (eight one-nighters), Oct. 18 (additional cities)
Running Time: 81 Minutes

Catharsis has rarely been captured better than in director Doug Hamilton's shots of an awestruck Billie Joe Armstrong in the few seconds after he hears an ensemble of actors perform songs from Green Day's "American Idiot." It's an early scene in "Broadway Idiot," a chronicling of the path of musical "American Idiot" from a Berkeley, Calif., rehearsal stage to Broadway in 2010 -- and the one that alerts viewers the film will be a rock'n'roller's journey as much as it is about the theater.

Thankfully, Armstrong wears his heart on his sleeve and never shies from expressing the emotions that come when an artist from one discipline attempts to venture into another. For the actors, producers and musical talent, it's about the creation of a show; for Armstrong, it's about community and camaraderie.

Full review at Billboard: HERE

 

Comments

noemzmorada's picture

I wish I could see this awesome show.

mike ryuk's picture

well,it's making me think that when you're working it's always giving something awesome!!!i hope that it's gonna be a complete success for everyone who worked on it!!!

V's picture

Done! OK...seeing it in a theater would have been amazing, but....*****, thumbs up, and all that...awesome as fuck! What a fascinating journey; so many moments came back to me. Especially when the curtain rises for the first time...overcome with emotion...everyone should see this show. Brilliant!

V's picture

That's it...I missed it in the City so I'm buying it for my Kindle...TONIGHT! I saw the show twice, but I really want to see the rest of the story.