Monday, June 9, 2008

Beautiful Losers


For over a decade, outsider sub-cultures have influenced the mainstream. Now, a feature documentary finally explores that creative ethos driving youth culture and popular art today. First a traveling museum exhibition and book, Beautiful Losers, is now an unique documentary celebrating the independent and D.I.Y. spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground worlds of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip hop. Produced by Sidetrack Films, Beautiful Losers is an intimate and moving assessment of underappreciated yet wildly influential outcasts such as Shepard Fairey, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills and Ed Templeton. Informed by their individual experiences and the generation’s “Do It Yourself” culture, these artists left an indelible mark on the worlds of fashion, music, literature, film and ironically, sports. The story of Beautiful Losers is a retrospective celebration of their contribution to artistic independence.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

looks like stellar has his groove back, glad to see it!

hamilton said...

I saw this flick at SxSW and I loved it- many of the artists were hilarious, especially harmony korine and barry mcgee.

for anyone interested, they are selling limited edition posters for the film at www.storebeautifullosers.com

check out what they look like at least, theyre really sweet