Green Day Documentary 'Heart Like a Hand Grenade' Gets Theatrical, Digital Release

Jeff Miller
Green Day

The doc follows the making of the band's album 'American Idiot.'

The Green Day documentary Heart Like a Hand Grenade will be distributed through a collaboration with Abramorama, Reprise Records and Vimeo.

The doc chronicles the making of the band's George W. Bush-era protest album American Idiot and marks the first time Green Day allowed cameras into their studio. Shot over a decade ago by John Roecker, the film was considered lost until recently. 

On Oct. 15, Abramorama will release the film theatrically in the U.S. on more than 135 screens, and it will be released internationally in select countries on Nov. 11. 

On Oct. 16, Heart Like a Hand Grenade will be released on Vimeo On Demand, with DVD and digital copies of the film available for purchase on Nov. 13 via Reprise Records. 
 
“We can’t believe this was shot over a decade ago. Little did we know that this was only the beginning of the adventure this record would go on to be,” said Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. “We are stoked for our fans to see this footage for the first time and watch us try and figure it all out.” 
 
American Idiot won the Grammy for best rock album and spawned a Broadway musical of the same name, which garnered a Tony award nomination for best musical.
 
The punk band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Watch the trailer for the doc below.

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