as a part of this big metropolitan museum reopening, fresno filmworks has a 10 pm show on saturday of the movie beautiful losers. this is a movie i have been pretty interested to see, and now i get a chance to do it for free. it's a documentary, so if you're not into that, well, i got nothing for ya. but i'll be there.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
1555 Van Ness, Fresno
Admission is free
and the trailer:
Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.
and a little synopsis:
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.
Directed by Aaron Rose
90 minutes, NR