Banksy does New York

  • Screening Dates: 17th March, 8pm  //  24th March, 6pm
  • Starring: Banksy
  • Directed by: Chris Moukarbel
  • Running time: 80 mins
  • Rating: M
  • Language: English

In October 2013, British street artist Banksy embarked on a month-long “residency” in New York City, setting out to produce one work each day that would make up a display titled “Better Out Than In”. The graffiti, guerrilla installations and sculptures that made up the exhibition created near hysteria among street art fanatics, media and opportunists out to make a quick buck.

This HBO documentary is partly a catalogue of the works produced that month, partly a discussion about the place of street art in modern cities, and partly an examination of Banksy as an artist and brand. It uses photos and videos harvested from social media to create a day-by-day diary of the works, which Banksy scattered throughout New York’s five boroughs, sparking a month-long scavenger hunt. Viewers will be astonished to learn what happened to most of the pieces and the frenzy in which Banksy was received by the             Big Apple.