Thanks to my friends Meg and Jonathan over at Flux, who are working with Levi’s Workshop as a part of Art In The Streets at the MOCA, I was able to attend the L.A. premiere of the Beastie Boys new short film Fight For Your Right (Revisited). From what I saw in the trailer, I figured it would be pretty funny, but I was shocked when I laughed my ass off the whole time.
The short film takes place where the music video for (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party), but other than that there’s nothing really tying the two together. We were honored to have the Beastie Boys show to say hello, and Adam Yauch said that when Jack Black read the script, he asked if it was a dream, because it made no sense and was so weird… which it is. But it’s weird in the best ways possible.
The cast is filled with nothing but the biggest stars in the world, which is funny, because some of them are only on screen for 10 seconds at most, or in the background of a scene. And the way it’s shot is totally beautiful as well, it definitely reminds me of older Beastie Boys videos, lots of visual tricks and crazy angles. Anyhow, I’ve posted the original music video and the short film so you can get the full effect of what they’ve created. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.