Archive for August 2008
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 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, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.
Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, Beautiful Losers focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes “in” as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today’s youth.
This is the only scheduled screening of this important documentary in theSoutheast.
In addition to the film screening their will be an art show at the theatre showcasing a variety of work from local Atlanta artists.
Official sponsor: Sparks Grove
Special thanks to Doug Grimett of Primal Screen and Pearl Kan from Sidetrack Films.
Featured artists: Aaron Rose (director), Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine, Jo Jackson, Margaret Killgallen, Mike Mills, Deanna Templeton, Stephen Powers, Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, and Cheryl Dunn.
Go to http://www.aiga-atl.org/event.jsp?navigation=2&content=405 to register and http://www.beautifullosers.com to learn more.