Part II of my documentary round-up. Part 1 was Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
The Gates, an installation art project of lots of orange gates in Central Park a few years ago by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. I think that's what this movie does best is give people uninitiated with the concept of graffiti as art a place to start thinking about it. Yes there's a subversive element to the art created in the movie, but just because they had permits and a time-frame and did things during the day, doesn't make The Gates less interesting. There's an element of forbidden and illegal in the street art painted on buildings, but the art Thierry ultimately does is popular and expensive but still evolved from the same place. Not an amazing film, but a good look at a world I'd barely noticed. 2.5 of 5 stars/lambs (4/5 for the first half and 2 of 5 for the second half).
Part III will be Restrepo
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