Exit Through the Gift Shop

Poster for Exit Through the Gift Shop

Autumn 2010 Documentary series

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 7:00pm

Acadia Cinema's Al Whittle Theatre
450 Main Street, Wolfville, NS

Directed by Banksy

Starring Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Thierry Guetta, Rhys Ifans, Space Invader

Rated PG · 1h 27m
United States, United Kingdom

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Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut.

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French L.A-based shop keeper turned documentary maker (Thierry Guetta) attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results.

The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, “It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed.”