We sent our friend Heather Crank to the film’s premiere at the Mayan Theater in Denver last night on us. Here’s what she had to say about it.
Beautiful Losers is a remarkable personal look at 11 artists (Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Shepard Fairey, Harmony Korine, Stephen Powers, Jo Jackson, Geoff McFetridge, Ed Templeton, Chris Johanson and Barry McGee) that created an artistic subculture movement in the lower east side of N.Y. in the 1990s.
Focused completely on creativity, leaving the world behind, the artists congregated in a 2,000 sq foot storefront that became a place of social gathering, a crash pad, a place for artistic exploration without judgment or the pressure of money. Each artist adding to the other’s experience supporting and influencing each other without competition. The group became an organism unto itself.
Anyone fed by creativity, any artist, anyone teaching art MUST see this film. Beautiful Losers is an authentic look into the creative process, what living to create truly means. As well as an inside look at all the pressure and conflict fame can bring. You might find it hard to walk away uninspired.