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“Beautiful Losers” – DIY Documentary

I have some interesting news about the grandiose “Beautiful Losers” movie: The film, which had its global premier at SxSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2008, is available in its full length on Youtube since a few days ago…

“Beautiful Losers” is a documentary film which gives some very special, entertaining and interesting insights into the live of some of the protagonists of the DIY (Do It Yourself) street art movement. It shows in an impressive way the creative life between skateboarding, punk, hip hop and graffiti.

In addition to the beautiful losers Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Aaron Rose and other well-known artists, the profiles of New York based writer and graffiti artist ESPO and street art legend Shepard Fairey are part of the about 90 minutes film.

[youtube Blk8N6pXUw0 Beautiful Losers - Part One]

“In the early 1990’s a loose-knit group of likeminded 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.”
(press release)

Here are all the nine parts:
Beautiful Losers – Part One
Beautiful Losers – Part Two
Beautiful Losers – Part Three
Beautiful Losers – Part Four
Beautiful Losers – Part Five
Beautiful Losers – Part Six
Beautiful Losers – Part Seven
Beautiful Losers – Part Eight
Beautiful Losers – Part Nine

Via nerdcore.de.

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  1. This is a great movie. Definitely an honest view into street art. I work at the Salt Lake Art Center in Salt Lake City and we screened this film last fall. Everyone loved it.

  2. hey, Do you know the name of the intro song?
    I think it could be Money Mark’s one, but I can’t find it.
    Can you help me?
    Thanks :)

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