Beastie Boy Calls Bullshit on MPAA Rating

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | iW NOW August 2, 2010 at 6:47AM

Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today called "bullshit" an MPAA's decision to rate the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished" with an 'R' for "disturbing images of holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity." Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories is releasing the film in North America. The distribution company plans to appeal the MPAA decision for the film, which had its U.S. premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
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Beastie Boy Adam Yauch today called "bullshit" an MPAA's decision to rate the Holocaust documentary "A Film Unfinished" with an 'R' for "disturbing images of holocaust atrocities including graphic nudity." Yauch's Oscilloscope Laboratories is releasing the film in North America. The distribution company plans to appeal the MPAA decision for the film, which had its U.S. premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

"This is too important of a historical document to ban from classrooms," said Adam Yauch in a press release. "While there’s no doubt that Holocaust atrocities are displayed, if teachers feel their students are ready to understand what happened, it’s essential that young people are given the opportunity to see this film. Why deny them the chance to learn about this critical part of our human history? I understand that the MPAA wants to protect children’s eyes from things that are too overwhelming, but they’ve really gone too far this time. It’s bullshit."

Oscilloscope has set the appeal with the MPAA for Thursday, August 5th.