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Green Day Featured in Two Documentaries Screening at South By Southwest Film Festival

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire Those checking out the film festival portion of Austin’s South by Southwest will get plenty of Billie Joe Armstrong on the big screen. The Green Day frontman will appear in two separate movies, with ‘Broadway Idiot’ receiving its premiere during the event. The Doug Hamilton-directed ‘Broadway Idiot’ focuses on Armstrong’s involvement in the ‘American Idiot’ stage production, which actually starred the vocalist on select dates during its run. A trailer for ‘Broadway Idiot’ can be seen below. The other Armstrong-starring flick is ‘ ¡Cuatro! ,’ which Green Day shot while they were recording their recent album trilogy. A highlights special aired on several cable networks in December, with the full film recently screening at the Aspen X Games as part of their film festival. In addition to the two Green Day-related flicks, there are a number of other music acts featured in films screening at South by Southwest. Dave Grohl ‘s ‘ Sound City ‘ will air at the festival, coinciding with the singer’s participation as the music portion of South by Southwest’s keynote speaker. Billboard also reports that ‘Artifact,’ a 30 Seconds to Mars documentary, will air during the film festival. The movie details the band’s battle with their record label and the subsequent recording of their hit album, ‘This Is War.’ The movie was directed by Bartholomew Cubbins (aka singer Jared Leto). The festival will also feature movies centered on Bikini Kill singer Kathleen Hanna (‘The Punk Singer’) and a Snoop Dogg movie following his spirituality called ‘Reincarnated.’ Watch the ‘Broadway Idiot’ Trailer [button href=”http://loudwire.com/dave-grohl-keynote-speaker-2013-south-by-southwest-conference/” title=”Next: Dave Grohl Named 2013 South by Southwest Keynote Speaker” align=”center”]

Green Day to Screen ‘¡Quatro!’ Documentary at 2013 Aspen X Games

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire Green Day fans got their first taste of the band’s ‘¡Quatro!’ documentary late last year when VH1, MTV2 and Palladia aired a highlights special featuring clips from the film. Now fans will get to see ‘¡Quatro!’ in its entirety when it screens at the upcoming X Games competition being held in Aspen Jan. 26. In addition to the various sports, the X Games has launched their own film showcase in recent years to provide those attending with other forms of entertainment and Green Day’s ‘¡Quatro!’ will be one of the featured movies at the Wheeler Opera House. The movie itself documents the massive undertaking that was the completion of Green Day’s album trilogy. Singer Billie Joe Armstrong says in the trailer for the film, “This is the first time in 20 years that we are actually inviting people into the process. This is not a fully thought out thing yet,” to which an unseen band members says off screen, “This is like sending the baby down to the corner to buy cigarettes.” The timing was right for a project like this because it showed the band at their most vulnerable. As Armstrong recalls, “We were so used to presenting ourselves before, but this time we had nothing. It was back to that ‘prove it to me’ [attitude].” In coordination with the screening, the band will also be answering questions. Fans may submit their queries for the group at the X Games Facebook page here . Watch Green Day’s ‘¡Quatro!’ Documentary Trailer [button href=”http://loudwire.com/green-day-2013-must-see-rock-concert/” title=”Next: Green Day – 2013 Must-See Rock Concert” align=”center”]

Linkin Park Offer Chance to Unlock New ‘Castle of Glass’ Video

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com Linkin Park are reaching out to their fan base once again and if they respond to the latest call for action, the group will reveal their ‘Castle of Glass’ music video early. There’s a catch though, as the band is directing fans to test out the multiplayer beta for the upcoming game ‘Medal of Honor Warfighter’ game from EA. In the new design, best-of-the-best soldiers from around the world will battle it out in multiplayer gaming to determine who will reign supreme. When 3 million fans download the beta, the Linkin Park ‘Castle of Glass’ video gets unleashed. The video was a collaboration between the band and Danger Close Games, offering a unique mix of live action footage edited with gameplay recordings taken from the game itself. Fans that download the beta from the Xbox Live Marketplace will also be awarded with 60 minutes of Double XP once the full game launches. For further info on the game, visit www.medalofhonor.com . In other Linkin Park news, the group is also reaching out to the DJs, producers, and remixers in their fan base. The band is currently serving up the acapellas and instrumentals from their ‘Living Things’ album for use in making remixes. Check out the stems here . Watch Mike Shinoda Talk About Unlocking the ‘Castle of Glass’ Video [button href=”http://loudwire.com/linkin-park-in-the-end-top-21st-century-hard-rock-songs/” title=”Next: Linkin Park, Top 21st Century Hard Rock Songs” align=”center”]

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