Monday, June 9

Beautiful Losers.

I am so excited about this film, Beautiful Losers. I wanna be a beautiful loser, too! This documentary film has been out a little while, and explores that creative mindset driving youth culture and popular art today. Originally a traveling museum exhibition and book, Beautiful Losers, is now an unique documentary, directed by Aaron Rose and co-directed by Joshua Leonard, celebrating the independent and D.I.Y. spirit that unified a loose-knit group of American artists who emerged from the underground worlds of skateboarding, graffiti, punk and hip hop. Artists like Margaret Kilgallen, Barry Mcgee, and Chris Johanson.


You know that feeling you had as a kid, creating art, and not being fearful of its outcome? Just creating for the sake of creating...that's what's fun. I get so frustrated with myself when I am creating and find myself worrying it won't come out as I like, rather than just doing and loving it for what it is, or isn't. It's all learning, and I hope to find my inner kid again with my camera. This film explores artists that don't conform, that create art of all kinds from their heart, and along the way inspire us to do so, too. Yeah, for Beautiful Losers! What do you want to create?

12 comments:

Uncle Beefy said...

Ah, Victoria! You posted this at the perfect time! What a great way to start my Monday with a little divine intervention. (I REALLY needed this!)

:)

Sylvie said...

Yay Victoria!!! Thanks for posting this! The dilemma of being an adult, ha. I love how at the beginning of the trailer the guy is walking backwards: symbolic, going back in "development" towards being a child.
Where did you view the film? I looked at the official web site and the closest screening is Las Vegas. Not gonna happen :)

Love, Sylvie

Sylvie said...

P.S. "Hi" to uncle beefy!

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks beefy and sylvie!

i am trying to figure out when it comes back to the bay area, and have written the film co to find out when!

kelly niland said...

Hey lady-- Wow--this looks fantastic. I wanna see it right this second! Is it in SF now? Is it rentable?

Thanks in advance for your answer. I hope your weekend was de-lovely.

XOK

Anonymous said...

i have seen at least some of your art in how you repurpose things found at flea markets, in how you arrange and rearrange and repaint your home (and i love that) ...

if you create other art, i would love to see that, too. thanks.

diana @ please sir said...

Sounds so interesting - can't wait to watch!

nina said...

I like that message! I'm a bit like you I guess, often more focused on the result of what I'm creating than on the process. I guess both have their advantages: being focused on results can also drive you forward... But anyway, I'm very curious about that documentary.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I'm dying to see this! Thanks for the heads up. :)

rebecca said...

hey is that picture at the top the poster for the movie? it's great! where can i get one? and is it coming to ny? when?

sorry for all the questions but i'm dying to see it lol!

sfgirlbybay said...

i think the shop is temporarily out, but you can find them in the website
shop. and there's a link to future shows there, as well.

karline said...

this is a beautiful post! I love this. thanks for posting and thanks to beautiful loser project.