Exit Through the Gift Shop
Banksy, UK, 2010.
Directed by: Banksy
Producer: Holly Cushing, Jaimie D'Cruz, James Gay-Rees
Production company: Paranoid Pictures
Editing: Tom Fulford, Chris King
Music: Geoff Barrow, Roni Size
Running time: 87'
'A film about a man who tried to make a film about me’ is how Banksy describes his first feature. The British graffiti artist is renowned for producing iconic street art and fiercely guarding his identity to avoid prosecution. Little surprise then, that he was unwilling to be filmed by an eccentric French shop owner named Thierry Guetta. 'Exit Through The Gift Shop' traces Thierry’s attempts to capture the world of graffiti art in thrilling detail, following many of the best known vandals at work in the streets. We trace Thierry’s efforts to locate and befriend Banksy only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results. An incendiary true story of low-level criminality, companionship and incompetence. The story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed.
Sundance Film Festival , Spotlight
Banksy began his career as a graffiti artist in Bristol where he was a member of Bristol’s DryBreadZ Crew (DBZ) from 1992-94. He works free-hand and with stencils, latterly opting for the exclusive use of stencils. His committed works can be seen on streets all over the world as well as in museums (MoMA, Tate Modern). He has also created album covers (for ‘Blur’ among others) and has published his work in books, such as the recent publication 'Wall and Piece'.' Exit Through the Gift Shop' is his debut film as a director.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Wednesday, October 20th at 16.00
Europa cinema, Saturday, October 23rd at 13.00