Viewing: March 02,2024
Cast: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry "Mr Brainwash" Guetta
Awards: Oscar for Best Documentary (nom)
In conjunction with our next Paint & Sip event, we will be screening EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP on Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00 p.m.!
Paint & Sip tickets and film tickets must be purchased separately.
To find out more and to register for the Paint & Sip, click here.
About the Film
The incredible true story of how the greatest graffiti movie of all time was never made! EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is a chaotic trip through low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale…with bolt cutters. This is the inside story of Street Art—a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide. Directed by Banksy himself, this documentary follows Thierry “Mr. Brainwash” Guetta, an eccentric shopkeeper-turned-amateur-filmmaker, as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have famed British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner in one of the most provocative films about art ever made.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP was a critical success upon its release in 2010. Some reviewers, however, were left wondering if the film was a geniune portrayal of street artists, or if, like so much of Banksy’s endeavors, it was all a big, cheeky hoax. Either way, you’re sure to be entertained and come away being inspired to go make some art!