Exit Through the Gift Shop

Part of: Movies and performances at Strelka

Date:
13.08.2010
Format:
Screenings

Exit Through the Gift Shop

directed by Banksy

USA-UK, 2010, 83 min

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, «It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed»