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Beastie Boys Offer Docu Sneak Peak

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Mar 21, 2006 | 1:15pm EST

Dave Chappelle isn’t the only one getting in on the concerts-on-the-big-screen game these days. The Beastie Boys’ own stage shenanigans will soon reach a theater near you.

THINKFilm will screen a sneak preview of its Sundance hit Awesome; I F%!#in' Shot That! Thursday, March 23--a week before its wider release on March 31--on nearly 200 screens at movie theaters across the country. The sneak peak will accompany a special short film, A Day in the Life of Nathaniel Hornblower, a behind-the-scenes look at Awesome's director, created specifically for the one-night event.

In the 30-minute short, actor David Cross stars as the elusive Hornblower, which, as s Beastie fanatics know, is the pseudonym used by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. After March 23, the short will go into hiding--another reason to not miss the early opportunity.

Tickets for the sneak preview can be purchased at BigScreenConcerts.com (check out awesomeishotthat.com for a list of participating theaters).

Much like the Boys, Awesome defies convention. The documentary begins at New York City’s Madison Square Garden where the band--MCA (Yauch), Mike D, Adrock and Mix Master Mike--handed out 50 cameras to concertgoers at the sold-out performance. These 50 fans capture the vibe and atmoshpere that is a Beastie Boys concert in a way no live musical performance has arguably ever before been shown.

One thing’s for sure: Awesome; I F%!#in' Shot That! is reppin' Manhattan the best the Beastie Boys can.

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