Green Day are one of the backers of Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk, a new documentary that pays tribute to the pioneers of the underground scene in Northern California.
Directed by Corbett Redford – whose band Bobby Joe Ebola and The Children MacNuggits was part of the scene – the film will look at both early Cali-punk acts such as the Dead Kennedys and Flipper, and the ‘90s wave of Bay area bands, who fought back against the violence and racism of some elements of San Francisco punk scene.
Turn It Around will feature a wealth of rare live footage, plus interviews with key players such as Michael Franti (Spearhead), Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill), Kirk Hammett (Metallica) and Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), together with members of Green Day and Rancid, the two most successful bands to emerge from the scene.
Green Day and their manager Pat Magnarella are executive producers and the film will be narrated by Iggy Pop. Release dates are still to be announced but it looks a sure bet for the film festival circuit next year.