I know that I’m a bit behind my Banksy news, but it thrilled me to the very core of my wannabe graffiti artist self that I just had to post this on Schema. Infamous street artist Banksy has recently unleashed a film to the world! Titled Exit Through The Gift Shop, the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival this past January and undoubtedly anything Banksy would not be complete without an air of mystery present.
Exit Through The Gift Shop was left off the official Sundance program, but intrigue and speculation turned to Banksy after four stencils, believed to be by the artist, appeared throughout the festivals grounds. As usual the graffiti god did not waste time in toying and teasing with his audience.
Banksy’s film is described as a story of how a quirky French shop owner-turned-documentary-maker attempts to locate and befriend Banksy, only to find the artist turning the camera on him. (Sounds totally Banksy, eh?) What’s more exciting than a film by Banksy is the fact that it will be the closest the anonymous graffiti artist has come to unmasking himself ever. The film also includes footage of many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.
Exit Through The Gift Shop opened on March 5 in the UK. There are no North American dates set at the moment, but when I find out I will be sure to let all you Banksy lovers out there know!