Beastie Boys Film to Play One-Night-Only Big Screen Concerts(SM) Event Nationwide on March 23rd

Exclusive Hornblower Mini-Movie Starring David Cross to Accompany

'AWESOME; I ... SHOT THAT!' in Unique Showing in Advance of Theatrical


Mar 09, 2006, 00:00 ET from THINKFilm

    NEW YORK, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- THINKFilm and National CineMedia today
 announced an exclusive one-night only Big Screen Concerts presentation -- An
 Awesome Night with Beastie Boys -- on Thursday, March 23rd featuring the
 Beastie Boys' musical extravaganza "AWESOME; I  ...  SHOT THAT!" and the world
 premiere of "A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hornblower," a 30-minute short
 created specifically for this one-time event, which will be digitally shown on
 nearly 200 screens at 8:00pm local time at movie theaters across the country.
 For a list of theaters, please go to
 Tickets are currently on sale at participating Regal, United Artists, Edwards,
 Cinemark and AMC movie theatre box offices and online at  "AWESOME;  ...  I SHOT THAT!" begins its ongoing
 commercial engagements in select cities on March 31st.
     Enhancing this special event screening of "AWESOME ... " is the world
 premiere of "A Day in the Life of Nathanial Hornblower," a 30-minute short
 starring comedian David Cross as the mysterious director of "AWESOME ... "
 The Suisse Cineaste Bi-Annual described the mini-movie as "a docu-drama that
 gives viewers a glimpse into the dark, strange world of one of the most
 elusive and controversial filmmakers working today."  (As band aficionados
 know, Hornblower is a pseudonym for Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, who directed
 "AWESOME ... " as well as "A Day in the Life ... ")
     THINKFilm Head of Theatrical, Mark Urman, says, "Nothing about the way
 'AWESOME ... ' was made was conventional, so we are trying to be as
 imaginative in our release strategy as Adam was in making the film, and as the
 band has always been.  Fans have been waiting for this film since it popped at
 Sundance and now, they can be the 'first kids on the block' to see it
 everywhere before it starts key city engagements on March 31st.  As for the
 Hornblower mini-movie, it will self-destruct right after it is presented on
 March 23rd, never to be seen again."
     To create additional frenzy, THINKFilm is continuing its partnership with, the leading lifestyle portal for online networking, with a
 special promotion tied to the March 23rd event.  In celebration of the newly
 launched MySpace Film application, MySpace will give its more than 60 million
 members the opportunity to win free tickets to attend the one-night only
 screening of the film in select cities.  To visit the film's official MySpace
 page, please go to
     "AWESOME; I ...  SHOT THAT" is a formally innovative feature film
 experience starring director Nathaniel Hornblower/Adam Yauch and fellow
 Beastie Boys Mike D and Adrock, along with Mix Master Mike and other special
 guest appearances.  The documentary began at one of their concerts at New
 York's famed Madison Square Garden in October 2004, as Beastie Boys handed out
 50 cameras to audience members at their sold-out performance.  These 50
 different passionate perspectives shot from the point-of-view of the audience
 take the viewer deep inside the world of a live Beastie Boys show,
 prismatically and kinetically capturing the experience of a live musical
 performance like no film has ever done.
     About THINKFilm
     THINKFilm, a privately held distribution company now in its fourth year of
 operation, has emerged as a distinctive force in the world of independent and
 non-fiction film.  Boasting four Academy Award nominations in as many years,
 and a win with BORN INTO BROTHELS in 2005, upcoming releases will include the
 Ray Romano road trip documentary, 95 MILES TO GO, on April 7; the Edward
 Norton/Evan Rachel Wood drama, DOWN IN THE VALLEY, on May 5; the Gael Garcia
 Bernal/William Hurt thriller, THE KING, on May 19; the Amy Sedaris/Stephen
 Colbert/Paul Dinello comedy, STRANGERS WITH CANDY, on June 28th; and the
 highly acclaimed Ryan Gosling drama, HALF NELSON, on August 2nd.  For more
 information, please visit
     About National CineMedia, LLC
     National CineMedia, LLC is a venture of AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark
 USA, Inc. and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:   RGC), three of the world's
 leading theatrical exhibition companies.  The company develops pre feature
 entertainment; cinema and lobby advertising products; comprehensive meeting
 and event services; and alternative forms of entertainment content for
 approximately 13,000 screens operated by its owner theatre circuits and other
 theatre affiliates.  National CineMedia distributes its products and services
 across its Digital Content Network (DCN), the world's largest in-theatre
 digital distribution network.  Once installation of its DCN technology is
 completed in Cinemark theatres, National CineMedia's network will comprise
 approximately 11,000 digital North American theatre screens in 150 markets (49
 of the top 50), reaching 525 million movie patrons annually.  For additional
 information, please go to
     MySpace is the premier lifestyle portal for connecting with friends and
 discovering popular culture.  By integrating web profiles, blogs, instant
 messaging, e-mail, music streaming, music videos, photo galleries, classified
 listings, events, groups, college communities and user forums, MySpace has
 created a connected community.  As the second ranked web domain in terms of
 page views, is the most widely-used and highly regarded site of
 its kind.  With more than 60 million members, MySpace is committed to
 providing the highest quality user experience and will continue to innovate
 with new features that allow its users to express their creativity and share
 their lives, both online and off.
     About Oscilloscope Laboratories
     Oscilloscope Laboratories is a research facility based in the Galapagos
 Islands dedicated to finding the reasons that human beings are drawn to
 violence.  Established in 1928 by the revered Dr. Tim K Smithelington, the
 ground-breaking work that they have done has been incomparable in its field.
 Recently their studies have expanded to the Komodo dragon and it's mating