Published May 25, 2017In addition to the forthcoming Jawbreaker documentary Don't Break Down, fans of '90s punk rock will have another film to sink their teeth into with the arrival of Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.
As its title suggests, the film documents the fertile punk scene that surrounded Berkeley's 924 Gilman venue in the early '90s.
The film was produced by Green Day, who appear alongside bands like Rancid, Operation Ivy, Bikini Kill, Metallica, the Dead Kennedys, Crimpshrine and many others. The film is narrated by Iggy Pop.
Speaking with Billboard, director Corbett Redford offered the following statement on the film:
In the mid-'90s, I found a home performing and volunteering at Green Day's early stomping grounds, Berkeley's 924 Gilman punk music collective.... In 2013, out of the blue, I got a message from my old friend Billie Joe [Armstrong]. He was on the search for some hard-to-find Green Day footage and thought that I might have known where to obtain it… I gathered the footage and delivered it to Billie. He asked me if I knew someone who could direct a documentary about the early years of the Gilman scene from which Green Day had emerged, and I immediately said, 'Yes. I can direct it!'
The film is set to screen around North America, following Green Day around on their Revolution Radio tour. Before you get a chance to see it in full, watch the film's official trailer below.
Pick up a copy of Iggy Pop's latest album Post Pop Depression on vinyl here.