Green Day Doc ‘Broadway Idiot’ Getting Theatrical Release From FilmBuff

The film chronicles the rock band's collaboration with the “Great White Way” to create the hit Broadway show, "American Idiot."

Last Updated: July 16, 2014 @ 3:27 PM

"Broadway Idiot," a documentary about the making of the hit Broadway musical "American Idiot" — based on Green Day's 2004 album of the same name — will be released in theaters and on video-on-demand this fall by FilmBuff and Abramorama, the two companies announced on Thursday.

Director Doug Hamilton's film chronicling Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's collaboration with Broadway producers will open in New York on Oct. 11 before expanding nationwide and in Canada on Oct. 18. It will also become available on all leading digital platforms on the 18th.

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The rock doc made its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and was the first documentary feature to open the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.

"'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," Hamilton said in a statement.  "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. It's like bringing Billie Joe Armstrong and Broadway right to your doorstep."