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. Narrated by Iggy Pop and executive produced by Green Day, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is the definitive telling of this vibrant story, drawing from a wide variety of voices and viewpoints and featuring the music of many of the most famous and infamous punk bands ever.
The feature documentary had its world premiere as the opening night film of the 16th SF Docfest on May 31 (sold out) followed by an initial one week theatrical run at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Francisco starting June 2. 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 campaign launching 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 theaters to be marketing partners with Green Day in promoting the film’s theatrical release and the band’s nationwide tour. Abramorama is handling theatrical distribution.