Doug Hamilton’s eye-opening chronicle of the production of the Broadway musical “American Idiot” captures the frenetic and electrifying artistic energy of the cast and creative forces hard at work transforming Green Day’s “American Idiot” album from the sonic realm to the New York stage. Taking the cameras backstage and behind-the-scenes, Doug elevates the musical documentary genre to new heights, allowing the viewer the opportunity to see the nuts and bolts of the theater world from all sides.
“Broadway Idiot” goes from great to glorious through the compelling and unexpected star of the show: Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong. What starts out as a making-of doc turns into a surprising character study, as the punk rock icon goes from a reluctant participant to a featured player in the show. “Broadway Idiot” satisfies Broadway fans and Green Day fans, but it’s Billie Joe’s transformation that will draw you in, regardless whether you are a Broadway buff or a die-hard punk.
|Director(s): Doug HamiltonProducer(s): Ira PittelmanDP: Dan Krauss, Rob Fortunato, Peter Hutchens, Jon Shenk, and Rob Tinworth
Composer(s): Green Day
Editor(s): Rob Tinworth