By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 22, 2013 at 2:28PM
FilmBuff, in partnership with Abramorama, will release the Green Day rock doc, "Broadway Idiot," nationwide in theaters and on VOD October 18, with an exclusive theatrical engagement in New York starting October 11th, FilmBuff announced today.
The film follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as he works with Broadway producers to turn his hit album "American Idiot" into a staged musical.
"Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ and Broadway might not have seemed like an obvious match in the beginning, but what came out of that partnership has had the world rocking out. This magical collaboration between rock and musical theater is shown perfectly in this doc in a way that’s never been seen before – it’s truly inspiring and will make the 30M plus Green Day Facebook fans and Broadway lovers everywhere unite as members of the Idiot Nation," said Steven Beckman, FilmBuff’s Head of Content Partnerships.
Director Doug Hamilton added, "Broadway Idiot isn't your typical rock doc. Yes, it's loaded with great music from Green Day and full of the tradition of Broadway, but at its heart, it's a very personal story about having the guts to try something totally new."
Watch the trailer below: