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Beautiful Losers2008

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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.

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Seeing much of their work on the street in Providence, LA and SF and in the magazines Giant Robot and Juxtapose 10 and twenty years ago it was inspiring to hear the narrative now. The work spans media, from film to paintings, graffiti, and performance art. The style were steeped in the design sensibilities that 70's youth were deluged with, hobo scrawls, hand painted signs, plastic toys and album art. From this glorious froth some amazing work haas sprung and this documentary does a good job capturing the spirit and sensibilities of the artists.

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Seeing much of their work on the street in Providence, LA and SF and in the magazines Giant Robot and Juxtapose 10 and twenty years ago it was inspiring to hear the narrative now. The work spans media, from film to paintings, graffiti, and performance art. The style were steeped in the design sensibilities that 70's youth were deluged with, hobo scrawls, hand painted signs, plastic toys and album art. From this glorious froth some amazing work haas sprung and this documentary does a good job capturing the spirit and sensibilities of the artists.

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Honest and funny.