died pretty stayed young

A trailer for the film Died Young, Stayed Pretty has been making its way across the net and has landed in our lap. The feature is a documentary by Eileen Yaghoobian, an Iranian/Canadian filmmaker. She delves into the underground poster culture of North America, and captures the stories of various artists through their work and their words.

View the trailer below…

Here is a synopsis of the film via the official website:

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 bare-knuckle 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.

Died Young, Stayed Pretty has already earned high praise from critics, becoming an Official Selection at the 2008 Montreal and 2009 SXSW Film Festivals. This looks like an interesting film, that’s well deserving of the hype.

What do you think about the trailer for the film?