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Beautiful Losers -- Filmmaker Aaron Rose celebrates the independent spirit of D.I.Y. (do-it-yourself) culture in this documentary detailing how a group of like-minded American artists emerged from the underground in the early 1990s.
Beautiful Losers -- This is the theatrical trailer for Beautiful Losers, a documentary by Aaron Rose.
Beautiful Losers -- This inspiring documentary explores how the convergence of underground skate, graffiti and punk scenes in New York City in the 1990s produced now famous artists like Shepard Fairey, Mike Mills, Harmony Korine and others.


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This documentary follows the lives and careers of a collective group of Do-it-yourself artists and designers who inadvertently affected the art world. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Thomas Campbell ... Himself

Shepard Fairey ... Himself
Jo Jackson ... Herself
Chris Johanson ... Himself
Margaret Kilgallen ... Herself

Harmony Korine ... Himself
Geoff McFetridge ... Himself
Barry McGee ... Himself

Mike Mills ... Himself
Stephen Powers II ... Himself
Claire E. Rojas ... Herself

Aaron Rose ... Himself
Deanna Templeton ... Herself
Ed Templeton ... Himself

Directed by
Aaron Rose 
Joshua Leonard (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arty Nelson 

Produced by
Ravi Anne .... executive producer
Jon Barlow .... producer
Adam Glickman .... co-producer
Chris Green .... producer
Noah Khoshbin .... producer
Richard Lim .... producer
Douglas Matejka .... production executive: Sidetrack Films
Jared Moshe .... executive producer
Arlo N. Rosner .... co-producer
Matthew Shattuck .... line producer
Christian Strike .... associate producer
Tobin Yelland .... co-producer
Original Music by
Money Mark 
Cinematography by
Tobin Yelland 
Film Editing by
Lenny Mesina 
Sound Department
Joel Dougherty .... sound editor
Joel Dougherty .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim LeBlanc .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Arlo N. Rosner .... additional cinematographer
Editorial Department
Jason Buim .... post-production coordinator
Sin-Halina Sy .... assistant editor
Amber Taylor .... Account Manager (The Post Group )
Fernando Villena .... supervising editor
Music Department
Money Mark .... musician
Nick Pavey .... music editor
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Joe Rudge .... co-music supervisor
Sam Spiegel .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Scott Crary .... consultant
Joey Garfield .... director of special forces
Syd Garon .... title design
Seran Kim .... archival intern
Joseph Labisi .... additional photographic credit
Alex Stapleton .... archivist
Helen Stickler .... archival footage
Samuel D. Pollard .... special thanks

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Now I live in a house in the burbs..., 17 August 2011
Author: Clark Richards from United States

I can't recommend this film nearly as much as I could recommend Waste Land or Exit Through the Gift Shop, but Beautiful Losers does occasionally have it's moments of merit. The running story of support that each member of this wide artistic circle should be commended. Without the constant support system, this sliver of the art world would have come and gone without much notice at all.

But really, that's mostly what I enjoyed about this film. I don't really care about self aggrandizement on such a large scale, especially when the people in question are ( with the exception of one artist) still very much alive and still very, very young. Most of the artists in the film are approaching their forties.

These artists are also very lucky to be alive at this time. It appears that everyone was filming themselves, even before making their own art scene, so this documentary is rife with footage of every artist from young kids to adults dressed up as kids.

Ho-hum...there's better films about artists and their respective scenes.

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