We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, hold your own at cocktail parties.Next up: 'Exit Through the Gift Shop,' the hilarious documentary look at the world of street art.

Nominated For: Best Documentary Feature

What It's About: 'Gift Shop' initially started out as French filmmaker Theirry Guetta's attempt to document the world of street art, by following around the the controversial and anonymous artist known only as Banksy, as he creates and displays illegal works on the walls of buildings ranging from L.A. to the Gaza Strip. Along the way, however, Guetta becomes the star of the project and Banksy takes control of the film. Without spoiling what happens next, Banksy comically deconstructs the modern art world, brilliantly lampoons the culture of "art fans" and deftly demonstrates the schism between true artists and people who just want to be "celebrities."
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Exit Through the Gift Shop
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