Beautiful Losers is a documentary about artists. The music was mostly all done by Money Mark. It was an amazing film -- definitely my favorite of the festival.
The film followed about five artists. Each artist explained what got them started with the art scene and different aspects of the art subculture. It had a section about skateboarding, music, graffiti, and fashion. I loved the way it was composed and how all the stories grew and connected. There were some funny parts, but also some sad parts. It wasn't just a documentary that informs; it also inspires you to be creative and think differently.
At one point, the film showed some of the work done by the artists and I recognized a poster for the Beastie Boys. It's the one with a triangular stack of speakers with "Beastie Boys" printed underneath. It's white with pink, orange, and red [the 1995 Quadraphonic Stereo Tour design].
I think that if you're interested in art, street art, creativity, or cool stuff, you'd be interested in Beautiful Losers.
After the movie was screened at the festival, Money Mark participated in a Q&A with the audience. See Rachel's photos from the Q&A at Flickr.
While at SXSW, Money Mark conducted a short video interview with QuinnStorm.com and talked about his involvement with Beautiful Losers and the Beastie Boys recent shows: