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The 80-minute film was directed by Doug Hamilton and is described as such: "'Broadway Idiot' follows Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong from a punk rock concert at Madison Square Garden to the opening of his musical American Idiot on Broadway - only ten blocks away, but worlds apart. From behind the curtain share in the crazy journey of turning the mega-hit album into a punk rock musical - and ultimately see how the world of theater transformed Billie Joe."
Based on Green Day's groundbreaking rock opera album, "American Idiot," the 90-minute show about three suburban pals who take divergent paths in post-9/11 America is a collaboration of Green Day and the Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (who co-wrote the book), Tony Award-winning orchestrator Tom Kitt and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Steven Hoggett.
American Idiot began preview performances March 24, 2010, and opened on Broadway to solid reviews on April 20, 2010, following its world-premiere, twice-extended limited engagement at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre in California. Its final Broadway performance was April 24, 2011.
The SXSW Festival runs March 8-17. For more information about the documentary, click here.