Monday, September 21, 2015

VIDEO: Green Day preview American Idiot documentary

Green Day are sharing a preview of “Heart Like A Hand Grenade”, a documentary tracking the recording of their 2004 album, “American Idiot.”

Set to screen in US theaters on October 15, the project was directed by John Roecker as he filmed the Bay Area band for nine-months during the sessions for their seventh album.

“After the recording was finished,” explains Roecker, “they booked a small theatre and performed the album in its entirety, which is included in the film (Fun fact! This was eleven years ago folks and the camera phone was not invented so this is the only way you can see this legendary concert!).

“This movie is like a fly on the wall art house piece. It is the first time Green Day allowed someone into the studio to film them. I am so happy I answered Billie’s phone call. This was eleven years ago and the film you are about to see has never been seen. It became a lost film, an urban legend in some ways. Some fans thought it was not real that it was some sort of prank the band and I created. And finally the little film that could is being released.”

“Heart Like A Hand Grenade” has been screened only once, for about 400 fans at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theatre in 2009.

For a list of US screenings, visit

See also:

Green Day: American Idiot documentary coming to US theaters
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