April 9, 2010 14:38

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch buys rights to holocaust film

Rapper says 'A Film Unfinished' 'really affected me'

Beastie Boys' Adam Yauch buys rights to holocaust film
Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch has bought the rights to a forthcoming documentary about the Holocaust.

The singer, who is recovering from a battle with cancer, acquired the rights to the movie A Film Unfinished through his production company Oscilloscope.

"This movie really affected me," Yauch told Hollywood Reporter. "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."

The documentary, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, tells the story of a Nazi propaganda film made about Jewish life in Warsaw.

Yauch's company will open the film at a single New York cinema on August 18 before widely distributing it to cinemas.

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