January 20th, 2010

The Sundance Film Festival is about to get underway (tomorrow is the opening day) and we already are feeling the excitement! Rental trucks are moving out shops as Sundance moves in. Gallery MAR is featuring the works of Ron Galella, whose life work is documented in the new film “Smash His Camera,” premiering at Sundance.

Another Art Film is causing a stir on our streets. Apparently four new alleged Banksy (arguably the most well-known graffiti artist in the world) stencils/grafitti pieces have popped up in our  mountain town. Adding to the intrigue are the rumors that the “Spotlight Surprise” documentary film will actually be about the British artist and entitled “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” the title of a piece from his recent Bristol Museum exhibition.

Will this film be another hoax or joke on the audience? The possibilities are endless for the reveal at this film. The Festival Director, John Cooper, describes the documentary by saying, “Surprise is a good thing. Take a chance on this one. I confess, it’s one of my favorites this year.”

Enjoy the “art” around town. I’m sure the city’s code enforcers are going to have a field day with this new work!