I was a little nervous about going to see a movie the night before a big trip (what if we had a lot of last minute packing to do!?!) but Exit Through the Gift Shop was playing at the Gene Siskel Film Center and it was too tempting to pass up. And both Erica and I are really glad we fit it in. The film is amazing, both as a document, of sorts, of the rise to mass popularity of street art, and as an examination of a rather singular individual—a certain Thierry Guetta. Guetta attempted to document the street art movement throughout the early 2000s and himself has become the focus of this film.
FuzzyCo grade: A+
(For Chicagoans, the movie is playing at the Siskel for the rest of the week.)