Riot Fest is bringing Jawbreaker back to the stage this fall, and in celebration of Jawbreaker Day, we’re bringing them to your screen as well. We’ve gotten our hands on an exclusive sneak peek of Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker, a documentary film over 10 years in the making. Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker peeks in on Jawbreaker in a San Francisco recording studio in 2007, 11 years after Blake, Adam and Chris called it quits as they listen back to their albums, reminisce, and even perform together.
This Riot Fest-friendly clip brings us to Chicago, where the band came to record its most popular album, 1994’s 24 Hour Revenge Therapy with Steve Albini. Watch the band revel in excitement about coming to town to work with a legend, while Mr. Albini struggles to remember which band they’re talking about.
Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker follows the band as they retell their “rags to riches to rags” story rife with inner band turmoil, health issues, and the aftermath of signing to a major label. Featuring interviews with Billie Joe Armstrong, Steve Albini, Jessica Hopper, Graham Elliot, Chris Shifflet, Josh Caterer and more. Stay tuned for an official trailer, release date, and other news on Jawbreaker, their documentary, and their performance at Riot Fest 2017, September 15-17 in Chicago.
Don’t Break Down: A Film About Jawbreaker
Produced by Rocket Fuel Films and The September Club
Directors – Tim Irwin & Keith Schieron (Film – We Jam Econo)
Producer – Keith Schieron (Film – We Jam Econo)
Co-Producer – Dan Didier (Band – The Promise Ring, Maritime)
Editor – Erin Elders (Band – Maps and Atlases, Wedding Dress)
Story Supervisor – Barry Poltermann (Film – American Movie, Collapse, The Pool, Raiders!)