Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rock Art @ The Plaza

On Thursday, September 10, The Plaza Theatre will screen the documentary Died Young, Stayed Pretty which is a film about the indie graphic artists who fuel the “underground poster culture.” The screening will also feature a Q&A with Director Eileen Yaghoobian. Here is the official synopsis:

Died Young, Stayed Pretty is a candid look at the underground poster culture in North America. This unique documentary examines the creative spirit that drives these indie graphic artists. They pick through the dregs of America’s schizophrenic culture and piece them back together. What you end up with is a caricature of the black and bloated heart that pulses greed through the US economy. The artists push further into the pulp to grab the attention of passersby, plastering art that’s both vulgar and intensely visceral onto the gnarled surfaces of the urban landscape. The film gives us intimate look at some of the giants of this modern subculture. Outside of their own circle, they’re virtually unknown. But within their ranks they make up an army of bareknuckle brawlers, publicly arguing the aesthetic merits of octopus imagery and hairy 70s porn stars. They’ve created their own visual language for describing the spotty underbelly of western civilization and they're not shy about throwing it in the face of polite society. Along the way, they manage to create posters that are strikingly obscene, unflinchingly blasphemous and often quite beautiful. Yaghoobian shows these artists for what they are: the vivisectionists of America’s morbidly obese consumer culture.

The screening is at 9:30p. General Admission is $10.

2 comments:

  1. This is really a nice bolge. you have make a good writing skills in this blog. Last night i watch Died Young Stayed Pretty movie on download moviewatchlist.com this is really a very interesting movie i just love this movie very much This is my favorite movie.

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  2. Thanks for reading the blog, Louis and for the heads-up about moviewatchlist.com

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