Beastie Boy snaps up Holocaust documentary

Thu Apr 8, 2010 6:47pm EDT
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By Carl DiOrio

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch's Oscilloscope production company has acquired North American rights to the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished."

The movie, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, is the story of a Nazi propaganda film made about Jewish life in the Warsaw ghetto. It was directed by Yael Hersonki.

Oscilloscope will open the picture August 18 on a single New York screen, add a second Manhattan venue two days later and expand distribution during subsequent weekends.

"This movie really affected me," said Yauch. "It's an incredibly powerful film, not just because of the rare Nazi propaganda footage it shows but also the captivating way the filmmakers tell the story."

<p>Members of the Beastie Boys (L-R) Adam (Adrock) Horovitz, Michael (Mike D) Diamond, and Adam (MCA) Yauch arrive to attend the 11th annual Webby Awards honoring online content in New York June 5, 2007. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson</p>