Sunday, March 09, 2008
A one-minute commercial for The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry
Beastie Boys are featured in a new documentary about Lee "Scratch" Perry, which is currently being screened at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. The Upsetter: The Life & Music of Lee "Scratch" Perry, by directors Ethan Higbee and Adam Bhala Lough, tells the "fascinating story of Perry, a visionary musician and artist from poor rural Jamaica, who journeyed to the big city in the late 1950's with dreams of making it in the burgeoning record industry."
Adam Yauch is rumored to be making a stop at the festival in Austin to help promote the film on the Beastie Boys return from Mexico. For screening dates and times, visit the SXSW web site.
Watch the film's trailer (which includes a quote by Mike D) at theupsettermovie.com.