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Gallery Celebrates Cult Movies

For some, classic cult movies are truly a work of art.

For some, classic cult movies are truly a work of art.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 1:18 GMT

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – For some, cult movies are true masterpieces.

That’s the case at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles, which is holding its 4th Annual Crazy 4 Cult gallery show this Friday (Jul. 9) through July 30.

This year’s event will be hosted by famed indie director Kevin Smith, and invites 100 artists to display work that interprets cult movies such as Donnie Darko, The Big Lebowski, Evil Dead and Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Curator Jensen Karp says many of the stars of the cult flicks that are made into art have stopped by in the past to marvel at their characters on canvas, including Samuel L. Jackson and Jason Mewes of the Jay and Silent Bob movies.

Karp says, “The celebrities feel a mix between shock and awe. The art looks very serious. They’re all a tip of the hat to them.”

Thanks to the art show, Karp has “created buzz” for underground flicks like Freaks, which end up becoming hugely popular at local video stores following the exhibit.

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