EARLY WORD: Return Of The Jedi


In celebration of Adam Yauch and his iconic contributions to life, music, and independent film, The Awesome Fest & Trocadero Theatre are honored to host a screening of the Beastie Boys concert film, AWESOME; I FUCKIN’ SHOT THAT!, on Thursday, May 17th at The Trocadero Theatre. This a Free, 21+ event with a suggested charitable donation of $5 to an as-yet-to-be-determined benefit of the Yauch family’s choosing. Doors open at 7pm, with the film beginning at 8. The event is general admission with limited seating available. In addition to the screening, there will be a DJ spinning old skool hip-hop before the film, and an anthology of Beastie Boys videos, to follow shortly after the screening. “Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!” is a 2006 concert film of the Beastie Boys, directed by Adam Yauch. It was created by giving camcorders to 50 audience members of a sold out concert at Madison Square Garden on October 9, 2004.  Advance donations can be made online HERE or in person at the Trocadero box office located at 1003 Arch St. For more information, please visit www.thetroc.com . Donations will also be accepted day of show at event itself.

RELATED: In the teaching of the Buddha, all of us will pass away eventually as a part in the natural process of birth, old-age and death and that we should always keep in mind the impermanence of life. The life that we all cherish and wish to hold on. To Buddhism, however, death is not the end of life, it is merely the end of the body we inhabit in this life, but our spirit will still remain and seek out through the need of attachment, attachment to a new body and new life. Where they will be born is a result of the past and the accumulation of positive and negative action, and the resultant karma (cause and effect) is a result of ones past actions. This would lead to the person to be reborn in one of 6 realms which are; heaven, human beings, Asura, hungry ghost, animal and hell. Realms, according to the severity of ones karmic actions, Buddhists believe however, none of these places are permanent and one does not remain in any place indefinitely. So we can say that in Buddhism, life does not end, merely goes on in other forms that are the result of accumulated karma. Buddhism is a belief that emphasizes the impermanence of lives, including all those beyond the present life. With this in mind we should not fear death as it will lead to rebirth. MORE