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.

Comments

Fame and money plus vandalism sounds like an oxymoron.


cool


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!


Cool!


sounds interesting.


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


Awesome


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!


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awesome


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


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