You can’t go wrong with any sort of discussion featuring filmmaker Spike Jonze. But if you want to add in two members of The Beastie Boys, as well as guests like Jonah Hill, you better believe we’re going to watch.
And that’s exactly what happened in the “Beastie Boys Story” livestream, hosted by Jonze, Mike D, and Ad-Rock. Spanning a little more than an hour, the three guys discuss everything about their new film, the Apple TV+ documentary mentioned above, as well as highlights from their careers in film and music. The livestream is actually part-Reddit AMA, with the members of the group, along with the director, answering questions posted by fans on the website.
Obviously, if you’ve seen the documentary or know even a little bit about Jonze, you know that the filmmaker has teamed with The Beastie Boys on a number of projects over the years, including most famously the video for “Sabotage,” which may go down as one of the best music videos of all time. However, now he teamed up with the group to direct the new film, “Beastie Boys Story.”
We loved the new doc, and in our review, we said, “People can change, no matter how famous they are, and as Ad-Rock explains, ‘I’d rather be a hypocrite than the same person forever.’ That kind of reflection and honesty is what puts ‘Beastie Boys Story’ a cut above the typical celebrity hagiography, and adds extra flavor to its genre stew: in addition to live performance film, bio-doc, and book adaptation, it’s also a coming-of-age story.”
You can stream “Beastie Boys Story” on Apple TV+ now. And after you do that, feel free to check out the recorded livestream below.