THE 14th ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 — SUNDAY, OCT. 6
The Woodstock Film Festival opens with Broadway Idiot, directed by Doug Hamilton. This feature documentary follows Green Day lead singer, Billie Joe Armstrong, as he works with Broadway directors and actors to transform the hit album, American Idiot, into a theatrical musical experience.
Billie Joe Armstrong never – ever – thought he would end up doing a musical on Broadway. Broadway is a long way from punk rock mosh pits and singing to thousands of Green Day fans in stadiums around the world.
So when Tony Award winning director, Michael Mayer, suggested turning Green Day’s mega-hit album, American Idiot, into a staged musical, something strange and wonderful was bound to happen. No one, however, could have guessed what, and so following Billie Joe Armstrong into this strange world of theater became the subject of our film: Broadway Idiot.
Broadway Idiot takes viewers behind the scenes of the production as rock stars and stage stars collide to create something never seen before, revealing the creative choices and challenges made by Grammy® winner Billie Joe and Tony® winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening) throughout their collaborative journey.
Hamilton’s documentary goes beyond a “making-of” effort and explores the creativity, passion and guts of Green Day as they take their careers in an unconventional direction.
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