Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!

Director: Adam Yauch

Institute History

  • 2006 Sundance Film Festival


The Beastie Boys have been redefining their own sound and entire style of music for years. So it makes sense that Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That redefines the "concert film" in their own exhilarating way.

On October 9, 2004, the Beastie Boys handed out 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance in New York's famed Madison Square Garden. These 50 different passionate perspectives, shot from the point of view of the audience, take the viewer deep inside the world of a Beastie Boys show, prismatically and kinetically capturing the experience of a live musical performance like no film has ever done.

Director Nathanial Hörnblowér (aka "M.C.A," aka band member Adam Yauch), who has made some of the most inventive and groundbreaking music videos of all time, shows off his impressive visual style in creating an innovative feature film experience. Utilizing dazzling editing techniques to bring together the footage from the heart of the concert (the fans), he creates a symphonic whirlwind of beats and images that, combined with the Beastie Boys' amazing performance, is sure to knock you right on your ass! So buckle up, because you don't want to miss this ride.

— Trevor Groth

Screening Details


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