A Tribute to Adam Yauch (FREE SHOW feat. "Awesome; I F**kin' Shot That!")

This month, we were all sideswiped by the passing of Adam Yauch, known and loved around the world as “MCA”: the socially conscious Beastie Boy with the gravel voice, who championed for womens’ rights and Tibetan freedom. But to us here at Cinefamily, he was also beloved as a film-lover and filmmaker as well. Yauch’s production/distribution company Oscilloscope Laboratories has represented the kind of open-minded and unpretentious celebration of creative vitality that we always want to support — from releasing works by current masters like Lynne Ramsay and Kelly Reichardt, to classic artists such as Jules Dassin and Nicholas Ray. As well, there’s always been something extra-cinematic about the Beastie Boys, due in no small part to Yauch having directed the bulk of their videography under his pseudonym “Nathanial Hörnblowér” — and it’s no surprise that their vibrant, wild and playful music videos were the first to ever be given a Criterion Collection DVD release. Add to this the several shorts and two feature films Yauch also helmed, and it’s clear to see that he was as passionate about film as he was about beats, rhymes and breaks. Tonight we celebrate his life, work and legacy with a selection of clip rarities, music videos, shorts and a screening of his 2006, audience-shot Beasties concert film Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!

Watch the trailer for “Awesome; I F**kin’ Shot That!”
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