Green Day Conquers The World… and MVFF38!
In the beginning, Green Day traversed the country in a bookmobile converted into a tour bus by drummer Tré Cool’s dad. (“It was a really bad idea, by the way. It was super-bouncy,” he said.) Their transportation evolved upwards once they hit big, but one thing remained consistent: Their commitment to inventive and ambitious songwriting.
This dedication came to a full boil with the release of their landmark album American Idiot. The recording garnered an avalanche of awards, as well as commercial, critical, and cultural success, spawned a Broadway musical, and essentially punched their ticket to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Not bad for a bunch of young punks from Berkeley.
Heart Like A Hand Grenade is a time capsule documentary that takes us inside the songwriting and recording process of their Grammy Award®-winning punk rock masterpiece. Now that the album has achieved multi-platinum status, looking back on the band in the studio is both nostalgic and insightful; the band knew they had something good, but even they didn’t know how good.
Filmmaker John Roecker adorns the behind-the-scenes clips with stylish touches including a massive gig poster collage and a Bob Fosse-style choreographed set piece.
Billboard? Check. Broadway? Check. Now Green Day is poised to conquer the big screen.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 • 7:00
SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 • 9:00
CENTURY CINEMA CORTE MADERA