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    EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP - Banksy

     

    Banksy declined my interview but Marty Morrow was happy to screen it. Check out his thoughts on the film & Banksy. Also, Shephard Fairey's thoughts on street art.

     

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    EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

     

    In the late 1990s, a hybrid form of graffiti began appearing in cities around the world. Enlisting stickers, stencils, posters, and sculpture and spread by the burgeoning Internet, it would be labeled “street art” and establish itself as the most significant counterculture movement of a generation. Los Angeles–based filmmaker Terry Guetta set out to record this secretive world in all its thrilling detail. For more than eight years, he traveled with the pack, roaming the streets of America and Europe, the stealthy witness of the world’s most infamous vandals. But after meeting the British stencil artist known only as “Banksy,” things took a bizarre turn. Banksy turns the tables on the only man who has ever filmed him, creating a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an exposé of the art world with its mind-altering mix of hot air and hype. In the end, Exit Through the Gift Shop is an amazing ride, a cautionary modern fairy tale… with bolt cutters. www.banksyfilm.com

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