On the heels of its world premiere at the 28th Mill Valley Film Festival, Green Day’s documentary, “Heart Like a Hand Grenade,” has found distribution via Abramorama, Vimeo and Reprise Records. The movie, directed by John Roecker almost ten years ago, provides an unprecedented look at the making of the band’s seminal album, “American Idiot.”
Abramorama and Vimeo Join Green Day For ‘Heart Like a Hand Grenade’ Distribution
Abramorama and Vimeo Join Green Day For 'Heart Like a Hand Grenade' Distribution
Abramorama will release the film theatrically in the United States on more than 135 screens on October 15, followed by an exclusive Vimeo On Demand release the next day, October 16. Starting November 11, the film will be released in theaters in multiple countries around the globe, including Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and Uruguay. On November 13, the film will be available for purchase digitally and on DVD via Reprise Records.
“We can’t believe this was shot over a decade ago. Little did we know that this was only the beginning of the adventure this record would go on to be,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “We are stoked for our fans to see this footage for the first time and watch us try and figure it all out.”
“We are pleased to be working directly with Green Day, and collaborating with our partners on rolling out this superb film directed by John Roecker to the many loyal fans who have been waiting for more than a decade to experience the thrill of the making of the game-changing ‘American Idiot,'” added Abramorama’s Evan Saxon and Karol Martesko-Fenster.
Locations for the theatrical event screenings include the Landmark Sunshine Cinema in New York City and the ArcLight Cinerama Dome in Hollywood.