SFS Talkies - Exit Through the Gift Shop (M18)
||This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide.
||9 April 2011 (Saturday), 1 pm
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card. Non-members may sign up online or at the door - we will issue membership on the spot. No tickets will be sold. Free seating.
Note new venue: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard Hall 7
M18 - Consumer advice: Some mature content
2010/ USA/87 min/English/Colour/DVD
Featuring: André, Wendy Asher, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Deborah Guetta, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans (narrator), Joshua Levine, Zeus, Victor Borrayo, Christina Aguilera, Noel Gallagher, Jay Leno, Angelina Jolie, Jude Law, Brad Pitt
Synopsis: This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop 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. One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale... with bolt cutters. (from the official web-site http://www.banksyfilm.com)
Awards (Won): Best Documentary Independent Spirit Awards 2011, Best Nonfiction Feature Cinema Eye Awards 2011, Best Edited Documentary American Cinema Editors Awards 2011, Best Documentary The Online Film Critics Society Awards 2010, Most Entertaining Doc Grierson British Documentary Award 2010, Best Documentary Washington DC Area Film Critics Award 2010, Best Documentary New York Film Critics Online Award 2010, Best 1st Feature Toronto Film Critics Award 2010, Best Documentary Indiana Journalists Award 2010, Runner Up Best Documentary DFW Film Critics Association 2010, Best Documentary Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010, Best Documentary Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2010, Best Documentary Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards 2010, Best First Feature LA Weekly/Village Voice Film Poll 2010, Best Documentary LA Weekly/Village Voice Film Poll 2010, Best Documentary Los Angeles Film Critics Award, Best Documentary San Diego Film Critics Award, Best Documentary Southeastern Film Critics Award, Best Non Fiction National Society of Film Critics Awards 2010 (Nominated): Best Documentary Academy Awards 2011, Outstanding Debut British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards 2011, Breakthrough British Film-maker London Critics' Circle Film Awards 2010, Best Documentary' Evening Standard British Film Awards 2010, Best Feature Doc' Independent Documentary Association Awards 2010, Best Documentary' Broadcast Film Critics Award, Breakthrough British Film Maker' London Critics' Circle Awards 2011, Best Documentary' British Independent Film Awards 2011, Outstanding Achievement in Production' Cinema Eye Awards 2011, Outstanding Achievement in Editing' Cinema Eye Awards 2011, Best International Non Fiction' Cinema Eye Awards 2011, Best Debut' Cinema Eye Awards 2011, Audience Choice' Cinema Eye Awards 2011.