Film

Exit Through the Gift Shop

When: Sat., Dec. 14, 8:30 p.m. 2013

This 2010 release, a deserved Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, may in fact not even be a documentary — or at least that’s what some folks have claimed since the film’s release. A Frenchman named Thierry Guetta contemplates making a film about street art, but the enigmatic British street artist Banksy opts instead to make a movie about Thierry. Thierry eventually transforms into a successful hack artist named Mr. Brainwash, but is he a real person or is the film an elaborate hoax by Banksy? It’s a mind-bender to match that same year’s Inception, but either way, the picture offers a delicious examination of haute monde hypocrisy as well as the subjective nature of criticism. (Matt Brunson)

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