In honor of the release of Beautiful Losers on DVD, there will be screening a bunch of short films by associated artists this Saturday night at Cinefamily. This includes RARE films by Mike Mills, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Spike Jonze, Chris Johanson, Jo Jackson, Thomas Campbell, Clare Rojas amongst many others. What’s even better is that we will be there playing a bunch of the stuff from the original VHS tapes. This is an event that cannot be missed.
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 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.
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.