Beautiful Losers At The Old Music Library

I went to watch the Aaron Rose film Beautiful Losers last night at the old Music Library in Brighton. It was a great place to watch it, surrounded by the faded glory of that impressive building, and the large scale work of some talented local artists. The film features Ed Templeton, Barry McGee, Margaret Kilgallen, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Thomas Campbell, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers, Harmony Korine and Shepard Fairey.

It's a well made, lo-fi film, which I think would be interesting to anyone else who is already interested in this kind of thing. Some of the artists come across really well in the interviews, and there is an informality that seems really genuine, although some of it gets a bit over-earnest for my taste. If you view it as a record of a group of people coming up at the same time, then it does its job well. And the venue made it a great overall experience, thanks to all involved.

The trailer for the film is above.

1 comment:

  1. How great was Margaret Kilgallen's work? You can definitely see her influence in a few working graffiti style artists today!

    Can't believe I had never seen it before. Her large scale typography work inspired by old hand-painted signage was fantastic.


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