Huffington Post Article: Thoughts on ‘Exit Through the Gift Shop’

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Here is my piece for the Huffington Post that ran today.

OBSESSION, GENIUS, OR BOTH: THOUGHTS ON EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP
By Jon Reiss

If you are interested in the creative process and/or freedom of expression and/or the role of media manipulation in consumer culture (as I would suppose 99.9% of you are) then Exit Through the Gift Shop is a must see movie. Since there is no video release or day and date VOD release in sight, the only way you can see it in the coming month is in the theaters. You will not be disappointed. It is essential viewing. As a bonus, the film is extremely entertaining — my 14-year-old son (who usually will only go see Apatow comedies in theaters) loved it. (In fact, it’s a very cool movie to take your teenage kids to and have a discussion about consumerism and public space afterwards).

Exit is also one of the best films about street art and graffiti made to date. I have seen nearly all the others while making my own film about graffiti and street art, Bomb It.

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