August 06, 2008 BY CAPSULESNEWS

145_BL-Book-Cover-sm.jpg  BEAUTIFUL LOSERS is a new film that 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 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, including Barry McGee. Stephen Powers (ESPO), Mike Mills and Shepard Fairey, 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. Beautiful Losers launches at IFC in NYC this Friday 8.8.08. Get your tix here. View a trailer here.