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Beautiful Losers film comes 09/18 to ATL Plaza Theatre

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Beautiful Losers poster

Beautiful Losers poster

AIGA Atlanta presents the screening of BEAUTIFUL LOSERS.


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 to register and to learn more.


Bansky said it, so I don’t have to.

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State of the art, world

State of the art, world

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August 25, 2008 at 9:46 pm