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Beastie Boy Film Angers Nestle, High Strung Reps

Posted by thelanetrain on June 26, 2008

So lets say you produce a great film about the dangers of big corporations that are ruining the environment to make profit over a certain commodity.  No, we’re not talking about Halliburton, and this isn’t an ambitious college film project either.  But common sense usually tells us that when you submit the film to various festivals and showcases, it usually isn’t a good idea to screen it at a festival where one of your targets is the festival’s biggest sponsor.

That is precisely what happened at the Nantucket Film Festival recently.  Beastie Boys member Adam Yauch recenlty screened his newly produced film “Flow”, which attacks major corporations, like Nestle in particular, about privatizing fresh water and harming the environment.  According to Page Six,  a female rep from the movie “spun on one heel and stamped out in full view of the producers” as soon as Nestle was mentioned an hour into the movie.  Said one attendee:

The company obviously had no idea this content was in the movie.  She told an audience member, ‘That was one sided,’ on her way out and didn’t come back for the Q&A session afterwards.”

Man, that bitch must LOVE polluting the envrionment to make overpriced bottled water.  That, or maybe she was just a little miffed that Yauch’s biggest sponsor was the target of his investigation.  We’re really not sure how to call this one.

(Photograph via Reuters)

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One Response to “Beastie Boy Film Angers Nestle, High Strung Reps”

  1. nick said

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