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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 -- Beautiful Losers celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation. In the early 1990s 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.


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2 August 2008 (Japan) See more »
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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)
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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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Such a Beautiful Film!, 1 June 2010
Author: razmatazern from Austin, TX

Beautiful Losers is such an inspirational film! After watching the film, it made me want to go out and use my creativity to create something great. The lives of the artists were very interesting, and each of them has had such a huge impact in the art world and pop culture.

When I saw the movie, I wanted to watch it because I was interested in the subject matter, but my friend that I watched it with was not at all interested in art and artists, but she had an open mind and trusted my judgment. After the movie, she said that she really enjoyed it, and it was very moving. She even claimed that it was one of her favorite films that she has seen in a while.

I think everybody can take something away from this film! It's put together so beautifully, and it's just so inspiring.

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