Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Movie Time!

By some strange turn of events (the Little Nugget collapsing into deep slumber after swim lessons), Mr. Nugget and I found ourselves in the position to enjoy a nice movie in the quiet and warm embrace of our comfortable couch.  With the help of our pal Netflix, we selected Exit through the Gift Shop for our viewing pleasure.

It's really good! It's a documentary about an amateur film maker who immerses himself in the world of street art.  Set on making a documentary on the underground scene, he gains the confidence of many important figures, including the British artist Banksy.  In the documentary, Banksy talks about their relationship and how the project took shape.  I'll leave it at that.

Very funny and smart look at the art world and it's shortcomings.  It was nominated for best documentary at the Academy Awards, although there has been some speculation as to whether it's actually a documentary or a mockumentary.  Either way, it's very entertaining plus you get to see street artists such as Banksy and Shepard Fairey at work.  See it!

All for now,

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