New Meetup: Exit Through the Gift Shop

From: Christy O
Sent on: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 10:08 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Strictly Belcourt!

What: Exit Through the Gift Shop

When: Tuesday, June 15,[masked]:00 PM

Belcourt Theatre
2102 Belcourt Ave
Nashville, TN 37212

Whether it's an actual documentary or an elaborate hoax remains in dispute, but this film is still heralded as completely original and entertaining. Lots of buzz and rave reviews, and what's more, it looks like there is nothing here to leave you psychically scarred like movies about, oh, I don't know...trash and humping.

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner ? with spectacular results.

The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world?s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. EXIT became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut.

"The widespread speculation that Exit Through the Gift Shop is a hoax only adds to its fascination." - Roger Ebert

"The brilliantly untrustworthy documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop reminds us that a film can start out in one direction and then change course so radically, it becomes an act of provocation unto itself." - Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"One of the best, most karmically satisfying comedies of the year, much to the chagrin of the people who are in it." - Ty Burr, Boston Globe


Come be happily entertained with us on Tuesday at 6:15. Since the start time is pretty early, and since this is one we'll want to talk about, we'll plan to grab drinks somewhere after. I'll be in the lobby from 6:00 until 6:10 or so.

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