Filmmaker Randall Miller’s Cbgb biopic and Green Day star Billie Joe Armstrong’s documentary Broadway Idiot will headline this year’s (13) CBGB Film Festival in New York.
The two movies will launch the five-day event on 9 October (13), a week after CBGB’s premiere in Los Angeles. The film follows the story of Hilly Kristal’s fabled New York club from its conception as a venue for Country, Bluegrass and Blues (CBGB) to what it ultimately became – the birthplace of underground rock ‘n roll and punk.
It features Malin Akerman as Blondie singer Debbie Harry, Alan Rickman as Kristal and Taylor Hawkins as Iggy Pop.
This year’s CBGB Film Festival will also feature movies and documentaries about Husker Du star Grant Hart, Killing Joke, post-punk/funk band E.S.G. and London punk icon Bruno Wizard.