Thursday, 3 June 2010

banksy's exit through the gift shop

now showing at acmi
"The directorial debut of infamous street artist Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop is a hilarious and hugely entertaining documentary about street art, hype, fame, filmmaking and whether we should believe everything we see. Thierry Guetta is a Frenchman living in LA whose obsession involves videotaping much of his everyday life. As street artists Shepard Fairey and Space Invaders start to shift perceptions about what constitutes street art, Guetta begins to document their work as they install pieces across the globe. Hoping to one day capture the anonymous UK-based Banksy at work, fate soon intervenes and brings the artist and filmmaker together. What follows is an extraordinary warping of reality that has to be seen to be believed as it deliberately blurs the lines of fact and fiction." - nova

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