For the 30th Anniversary of Licensed to Ill, The Metrograph Theater is running the Beastie Boys’ film, Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! for one night. The film is a live concert performance shot by 50 selected audience members at a 2004 Beastie Boys concert at Madison Square Garden. Six of those filming were experienced principle camera operators. I was one of the lucky six! Adam Yauch’s vision to have fan created content was innovative. With everyone rolling the entire time, the concert was entirely edited from all of these cameras.
The film first screened on January 6, 2006 to the fans that shot the footage and that same month it was shown at the Sundance Film Festival. During a promotional performance on the Late Show with David Letterman, members of the audience were given camcorders to film the televised performance in a similar fashion to that of the film.
Intro to film:
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