Exit Through the Gift Shop, New Documentary on Banksy & Street Art Debuts at Sundance

Exit Through the Gift Shop is a new film debuting at the Sundance Film Festival
that focuses on the mysterious British graffiti, conceptual and street artist Banksy.

Los Angeles–based filmmaker Terry Guetta set out to record this secretive world in all its thrilling detail. For more than eight years, he traveled with the pack, roaming the streets of America and Europe, the stealthy witness of the world’s most infamous vandals. But after meeting the British stencil artist known only as “Banksy,” things took a bizarre turn.

Details are sketchy, of course, but rumor has it that Banksy directed the film. Sundance runs from January 21-31 in Park City, Utah. The film’s first showing is on Sunday the 24th.

For more on Banksy, here’s a short feature on him from BBC’s The Culture Show


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