Exit Through the Gift Shop
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Banksy. 2010, 87 mins. Preceded by How To Write an Autobiography (Dir. Penny Lane. 2010, 4 mins.) and We Are the Littletons (Dir. Penny Lane. 2004, 10 mins.). Is it the real thing…or a con job? Exit Through the Gift Shop starts as a cheap documentary of the Los Angeles street art scene by French immigrant Thierry Guetta and starts to take interesting twists as the notoriously elusive English graffiti artist Banksy gets involved, and the prospect that everything we are seeing is an elaborate artworld hoax begins to emerge. The film had a profound impact on Penny Lane, who selected it to kick off this retrospective of her own films.
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