Exit Through the Gift Shop

  • Screening Dates: 3rd March, 8 pm  //  10th March, 6 pm
  • Starring: Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans, Space Invader, Joshua Levine
  • Directed by: Banksy (feature debut)
  • Running time: 87 minutes
  • Rating: Documentary
  • Language: English

“Flagrantly attention-seeking but famously anonymous, Brit street-artist/prankster Banksy has now put his name to this energetic, headily entertaining item of art-world provocation. The film was supposed to be about him, and ultimately it is, but Banksy turned the camera on Thierry Guetta, the wannabe LA artist who was documenting his activities. Unhappy with Guetta’s footage, he provoked him to go off and create some gonzo art-market capital for himself – with disturbing results. Audiences elsewhere have been indulging in wild speculation about the true nature of Banksy’s participation. Who’s pulling whose strings here? A great time is guaranteed figuring out your own take on the myriad issues at play.” (New Zealand International Film Festival 2010)