Oscar-Nominated Documentary: Exit Through The Gift Shop

Monday August 29, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: 4th Floor Meeting Room

Join us for a screening of one of the most acclaimed films of the past year! This 90-minute Oscar-nominated documentary about art is a fascinating study of criminality, comradeship and incompetence.

"Exit Through the Gift Shop" is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide.

The film, which is rated 'R' for language, follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.


Fame and money plus vandalism sounds like an oxymoron.


sounds interesting. If it were a book I'd be tempted to read it

It was an interesting look into pseudo-art and its commodification. It made me wonder if those who bought his "art" felt duped, and made me feel duped for watching it!


sounds interesting.

Oh! I heard about this. I'm probably going to go watch it.


I was pleasantly surprised to find that there isn't a huge holds list (yet) on this dvd. So if you can't make it, request it and watch it at home!



I checked this out a couple of months ago and never got around to watching it. Shame.




I'll definitely request this if I can't make the screening