A portrait of the former nerds, freaks and outsiders who coalesced around New York’s Alleged Gallery in the ’90s, and became accidental art-stars. Rooted in the DIY worlds of skate, surf, punk, hip hop and graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led, and in doing so created one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation.
Featuring Shepard Fairey, Stephen ‘ESPO’ Powers, Mike Mills, Geoff McFetridge, Harmony Korine, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Barry McGee, and music by Money Mark, Beautiful Losers looks at a potent creative time in New York, when the outsiders became ‘in’, and celebrates the creative ethos that continues to inspire them.
Dir. Aaron Rose | USA | 2008 | 90 min | R+
Presented by Speakeasy Cinema