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corbettredford Woke up to a early storm of production emails and calls. I quickly handled business and hit the road only to run out of gas on the way to work. Got back on the road in a flash and when I got to the studio, I made the first of many very important deadlines for the documentary.
Then this happened. A big moment for a kid from Contra Costa County.

All this and my day isn't over yet. I'm so grateful to be alive, for every moment I have with my friends, family and crew. I'm lucky to be living a life right now where I'm able to create art.
And y'know, I'm pretty dang proud of myself. :)
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Hero_Of_The_Hour

I was starting to get the feeling this was going the way of HLAHG ? Really can't wait to see it.

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Here Are the Ten Music Docs You Need to See in 2016

TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK

The scene that arose from San Francisco’s East Bay area saw bands like Green Day, Rancid, and AFI become international punk superstars. This film focuses on the mid-80s and the 924 Gilman Street collective who helped spawn the careers of Billie Joe Armstrong et. al. and how their peace-loving, sober attitude (rock on!) to DIY rock sparked a movement that still influences and tops festival bills today. With Green Day themselves on production duties, it’s looking like a no-stone-unturned situation. Wait: What do you mean that sounds like a terrible film? It’s becoming harder and harder to deny the cultural impact the East Bay Punk scene had at the time, so don’t skip out on this just because now in your 20s you regret spending three months learning all the words to Dookie. The film also features everyone from Kathleen Hanna and Miranda July to Iggy Pop and Ian Mackaye. So there's a roll call.

http://noisey.vice.com/blog/ten-music-documentaries-to-look-forward-to-in-2016

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On 1/13/2016 at 4:48 AM, st_trillie said:

 

Who is that with the Crimpshrine shirt?

 

 

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39 minutes ago, Crimpshrine said:

 

Is that Janelle? 

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3 hours ago, Todd said:

Is that Janelle? 

Looks like her.

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On 4/7/2016 at 7:07 AM, desertrose said:

 

Oh damn . its close.

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@Todd Will we get our names in the credits mate ?

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2 hours ago, ThibautDookie said:

@Todd Will we get our names in the credits mate ?

Not sure! I guess we'll see :P it's been a long time since I've talked to Corbett

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Does anyone know when this is coming out? 

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Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk explores Northern California’s pivotal role in evolution of punk rock - the loud, intense and anti-authoritarian philosophy of music and politics that arose in the late 1970s. Early San Francisco Bay Area punk pioneers like Dead Kennedys, Avengers, and Flipper, as well as the MaximumRocknRoll fanzine, helped take the punk underground global.

 

As the once-vibrant local scene became wrought with violence, corruption and racism, punks over the bridge in the East Bay responded by creating a fun and inclusive style of punk that also carried on the region’s tradition of radical thought. Banding together around Berkeley’s all-volunteer 924 Gilman club, this diverse collective of misfits created a do-it-yourself, no-spectators petri dish for art & music that changed the Bay Area punk scene… and the world at large.

 

Today, we know about some of the bands who emerged from this scene, like Green Day and Rancid, but their success is just the tip of the iceberg; the roots of this inspiring story go deep into the underground. Drawing from over 180 interviews, footage from 100s of live shows, and over 35,000 archival photos and flyers, Turn It Around: The Story Of East Bay Punk is told by the people who were there; it’s unlikely beginnings, its struggles and triumphs, and how it continues to be influential today.

Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk includes interviews with past and current members of: The 924 Gilman Street Project, Maximumrocknroll, Lookout Records, Operation Ivy, Crimpshrine, Yeastie Girlz, Stikky, Samiam, Jawbreaker, Isocracy, Kamala and the Karnivores, Soup, Sweet Baby, Special Forces, Deadly Reign, Christ On Parade, Corrupted Morals, Mr. T Experience, Victims Family, The Lookouts, Monsula, Cringer, Spitboy, Blatz, Filth, Econochrist, Fifteen, Pinhead Gunpowder, Tilt, Pansy Division, Nuisance, Screeching Weasel, Engage, Boo Hss Pfft, Verbal Abuse, The Vagrants, Schlong, The Gr'ups, The Tourettes, Tribe 8, Kwik Way, Social Unrest, The Tourettes, Insaints, The Contractions, White Trash Debutantes, Outpunk, DMR, Psycotic Pineapple, Black Fork, Sawhorse, The Skinflutes, The List, Sacrilege BC, No Dogs, Gag Order and more.

http://eastbaypunk.com/

 

Due out in 2017, Green Day will be producing a new documentary that focuses on the early East Bay punk scene that they came from. Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk will feature footage from hundreds of shows, thousands of photos and, of course, interviews with musicians who played a pivotal role in creating the punk scene.

http://www.altpress.com/index.php/news/entry/green_day_producing_turn_it_around_the_story_of_east_bay_punk_documentary

 

For those of us who have been following closely, you’ve been diligently working on an upcoming documentary called Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk. Without divulging too much (“spoiling” as the kids would say) can you tell us a bit about it is going? When can we expect to see the film? And more importantly, why did you believe people should be interested in this scene?

The film has been a wild three year ride. I turned 40 and had my first kid during the course of it all. We’re done with the edit and I am just finalizing the mountains of release forms – the last stage, as they say. We conducted over 150 interviews, gathered over 35,000 photos & fliers, and over 500 pieces of archival footage. The film is a beast – I hope people dig it when it is out. No exact release date yet, but shooting for somewhere around the beginning of 2017.

It’s funny you ask the question as to why I think people should be interested in the music scene we cover in the film. Yesterday, I watched the end of the film as I was culling through timecodes and paperwork. I stopped my sorting and it hit me – our film’s ultimate focus is about the human need we all have to find a place to belong. A place we feel safe to be ourselves. With the recent rash of fear and sickness I have had since the US election results, suddenly I felt a new urgency for people to see what we have created in this documentary – which is really a story about the road to the emergence of the non-profit music collective, 924 Gilman in Berkeley, California.

Safe community spaces like Gilman existing are going to be more important than ever for outsiders who need a place to converge under the dark cloud of Trump’s America.

What made you decide to move into the film world? I know you have shot dozens of music videos in the past, but what inspired the job into full blown documentarian?

Like songs or music videos, it is another way to tell a story. I had started a documentary about a different subject years ago with my long-time friend and collaborator Anthony Marchitiello (we recently formed the production company Capodezero Films together) and it hit some roadblocks. Years later in 2013, my old hometown friends in the band Green Day were looking for a director for a documentary project they wanted to do about the history of the scene they came from – and BAM – I was plucked from the ether to helm it. I could have never predicted it would take this long or that it would be such an extensive telling of the local punk music history of the Bay Area – but here we are. Not sure what comes after all this – nervous and excited to see what life brings next.

https://trainwreckdsociety.com/2016/11/28/corbett-redford-interview/

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Green Day talking about the documentary

 

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Green Day Partner With Abramorama to Distribute ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ Film

 

Green Day played a key role in the explosion of punk in the Bay Area in California and they’ll continue to play a key role in promoting the scene, coming on board to help distribute the new film Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk.

The band is working with Abramorama, who are releasing the film, serving as executive producers on the project and also providing some of the interviews on the East Bay punk scene that are included in the documentary. Though no dates have been announced as of yet, the movie will screen in theaters in North America this summer, coinciding with Green Day continuing their “Revolution Radio” world tour.

“Turn it Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that’s a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community.”

Abramorama’s West Coast Head of Acquisitions & Business Development Evan Saxon and EVP & CCO Karol Martesko-Fenster added, “It’s an honor to again be entrusted by Green Day to engineer the release of their films. Turn It Around, directed by Corbett Redford, is a documentary very dear to the band and gives fans of all kinds of music an inside look at the fertile East Bay Punk scene from which Green Day rose to be one of the biggest bands on the planet.”

The movie is narrated by Iggy Pop and directed and produced by Corbett Redford. Among those featured in Turn It Around are all three Green Day members, Rancid‘s Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman and Lars Frederiksen, Metallica‘s Kirk Hammett, Neurosis‘ Scott Kelly, Dave Edwardson and Noah Landis, Michael Franti, The Offspring‘s Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman, Dead Kennedys‘ Jello Biafra and East Bay Ray, Fugazi‘s Ian Mackaye, Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna, Bad Religion‘s Brett Gurewitz and Jay Bentley, NOFX‘s Fat Mike, Guns N’ Roses‘ Duff McKagan, AFI‘s Davey Havok, Primus‘ Larry LaLonde and many more. And the film delves deep, exploring the history of the scene through the bands, record labels and venues that helped it thrive.

Stay tuned to the East Bay Punk website for information on the film and where it will screen.


http://loudwire.com/green-day-partner-abramorama-distribute-turn-it-around-the-story-of-east-bay-punk-film/

 

Green Day and Abramorama announced today the collaboration to distribute the upcoming film TURN IT AROUND: THE STORY OF EAST BAY PUNK to be released across the USA in tandem with Green Day's Revolution Radio World Tour during the Summer of 2017. Abramorama will release the film, Executive Produced by Green Day, in theaters across North America and will work with the filmmakers on the global release across all platforms. Coming off their recent success with Ron Howard's The Beatles: Eight Days A Week-The Touring Years, Abramorama has proven time and again that they are specialists at handling marketing and distribution for music driven long-form documentaries. This is the second time they will partner with Grammy® Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Green Day, the first being on the 135 city release of John Roecker's Heart Like A Hand Grenade.

"Turn it Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that's a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre," said Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. "We're proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community."

http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Green-Day-And-Abramorama-Team-for-Global-Release-of-TURN-IT-AROUND-THE-STORY-OF-EAST-BAY-PUNK-20170329

 

 

 

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Abramorama Turns Up Green Day-Produced Punk Docu ‘Turn It Around’

It’s the latest music-docu play for Abramorama, which most recently was behind the release of Ron Howard’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years documentary. In January it partnered with Sword Rowe Capital to establish a fund to target more music-driven films. The plan for Turn It Around is a summer release in the U.S. in tandem with Green Day’s Revolution Radio World Tour and a global release across multiple platforms.

Green Day and Abramorama previously teamed on 2015’s 135-city release of John Roecker’s Heart Like A Hand Grenade, about the making of Green Day’s American Idiot.

“Turn It Around gave us the opportunity to tell the story of the East Bay punk rock scene, a scene that’s a sacred thing to me, Mike and Tré and to a lot of others who were there at the founding and who helped to shape the genre,” Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong said in a release. “We’re proud to bring the history of this movement to the world and hope the film inspires people to create their own music and to build an artistic community.”

The docu includes commentary from Armstrong, Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, Rancid front man Tim Armstrong, Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy and Spearhead front man Michael Franti, and Minor Threat and Fugazi’s Ian Mackaye among others.

http://deadline.com/2017/03/turn-it-around-the-story-of-east-bay-punk-green-day-abramorama-movie-1202054886/

 

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May 31

San Francisco, CA World Premiere! Opening Night of SF DocFest at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission Theater

2550 Mission St Director Corbett Redford and guests will be on hand for the screening.

https://eastbaypunk.com/screenings/

 

Film Info

Director:Corbett Redford

Film Category:Music

Running Time:155 min.

Country:USA

Premiere:World Premiere

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