Beastie Boys Story

Friday, September 8 - Saturday, September 16, 2023

To mark this weekend’s unveiling of Beastie Boys Square on
Rivington and Ludlow, we present two nights of Spike Jonze’s 2020 doc, BEASTIE

Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of friendship in this live documentary experience directed by their longtime friend and collaborator, and their former grandfather, filmmaker Spike Jonze. “Beastie Boys Story” is set to premiere on the heels of the 26th anniversary of the release of Beastie Boys’ No. 1 charting 1994 album, “Ill Communication.” The film reunites Beastie Boys with director Spike Jonze over 25 years after directing the music video for the album’s immortal hit single, “Sabotage.”

BEASTIE BOYS STORY is produced by Grammy Award winner Jason Baum and Amanda Adelson, alongside director and writer Spike Jonze, and executive produced by Mike Diamond, Adam Horovitz, Dechen Wangdu-Yauch, John Silva, John Cutcliffe, Peter Smith, Thomas Benski, Dan Bowen, Sam Bridger, Michele Anthony, David Blackman and Ashley Newton. Losel Yauch, Frances Yauch and Jonah Hill serve as co-executive producers.

  • Country USA
  • Year 2020
  • Running Time 119 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Apple TV +
  • Director Spike Jonze
  • Cast Beastie Boys, Mike D, Adam Horovitz, Adam Yauch, Ben Stiller, Steve Buscemi, David Cross

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