How I long to be at the Sundance Film Festival, which opened yesterday in Park City, Utah. The one film that I would definitely be at if I were there is “Exit Through The Gift Shop”, a Banksy Film.
One of the most controversial and adored artists of our time, Banksy first appeared on the scene in the early nineties, and is known for his anonymity. For over eight years, filmmaker Terry Guetta set out to record the secretive world of street art in all its thrilling detail. He roamed the streets of America and Europe, becoming a stealthy witness of the world’s most infamous vandals, but after meeting Banksy things took a bizarre turn.
It is rumered that the story in the film is so outrageous, that you have to question if it’s real. That being said, there is an alleged quote from the artist himself stating “It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed”, a play on words, as it is believed that Banksy took the camera over and began filming Guetta.
The film will be released in the UK on March 5, however there is no set date for North America as of yet.
Here is a piece that Banksy recently put up outside Salt Lake City, Utah