Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is a new documentary executive produced by Green Day, chronicling the rise of the punk music scene in California’s Bay Area. Narrated by Iggy Pop, the film features interviews with legendary punk and rock bands like Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, Bad Religion, Metallica, Rancid, AFI, the members of Green Day, and more.
Yahoo Music is excited to premiere a sneak preview of the film, which is released in theaters July 28 (check here to find a showing in your area). The clip explores the early days of Green Day, talking to the band’s label, roadies, tour manager, and drummer Tre Cool himself.
First time filmmaker Corbett Redford (who grew up in the area and went to high school school with Green Day) says of the documentary: “I believe our film’s ultimate focus is about the human need we all have to find a place to belong — a place we feel safe to truly be ourselves. I feel much urgency for people to see what we have created in this documentary – which at its core is really a story about the road to the emergence of the non- profit music collective 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California.
“Safe community spaces like Gilman continuing to exist are going to be more important than ever in the days ahead. Outsiders of all stripes need a place to come together under the dark clouds of an often-oppressive world. This was the case then. This is still the case now. I hope the story of East Bay Punk can be another example of how things can be… in a world that continues to tell us most of the time only how things cannot be.”