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Beautiful Losers

1h 30m Documentary 2009

In the early 1990's a group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a NYC storefront gallery and made art that reflected their lifestyles.

BEAUTIFUL LOSERS celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of like-minded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip-hop, and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the ““establishment”” art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, created a movement that transformed pop culture. Starring Shepard Fairey, OBEY founder and creator of the Barack Obama ““Hope”” poster; award-winning pro skater Ed Templeton; Harmony Korine, writer of the cult favorite KIDS and director of GUMMO and MISTER LONELY; and Mike Mills, director of THUMBSUCKER and designer of album covers for Beck, Beastie Boys, Sonic Youth, and more. Also starring Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Geoff McFetridge, Jo Jackson, Margaret Kilgallen, Stephen Powers, and Thomas Campbell.


Joshua Leonard


Aaron Rose







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