BIFF 2017: 26. september - 4. oktober
International documentary

Broadway Idiot

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Broadway Idiot
USA / 2013 / 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
Engelsk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Ingen
CAST:
Billie Joe Armstrong, John Gallagher Jr., Michael Mayer, Michael Esper
DIRECTOR:
Doug Hamilton
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Dan Krauss
PRODUCER:
Ira Pittelman
TEMA:
Musikk
Punk goes Broadway

Green Day's seventh studio album "American Idiot" - a rock opera in the vein of The Who's "Tommy" - was an unexpected commercial hit for a band who many saw as being past their glory days, and went on to become an international phenomena. BROADWAY IDIOT tells the story of the Broadway adaptation of the hit record, and the film's highly entertaining meeting between the seemingly disparate - but in actuality not at all dissimilar - worlds of punk and musical theatre is a fascinating experience even for those who've never heard a Green Day song in their life.

 

Shown in 2013

Doug Hamilton

DOUG HAMILTON is a veteran television journalist for CBS News' "60 Minutes" and has worked on several documentaries. He has won several awards, including three Emmy Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award.