I was really looking forward to seeing Exit Through the Gift Shop by the world renowned street artist Banksy. Apparently this session presented by Two Thousand was sold out so it had a certain amount of hype & hipsters attending. As you may have read, we had already been to see a film before this session, so we had a box of takeaway Viet food to scoff between films. Unfortunately, some chick decided to be a “rude biatch” and poke Dave while he was eating in the cinema and say “You better not eat that during the movie, it stinks, you should go outside”. OK… I find people eating Hungry Jacks on a train at 8am offensive, but I don’t poke them and tell them off. This person made us feel very uncomfortable, all I wanted to do was have something to eat before the movie started and I ended up not having anything to eat in case I get abused. And really, it didn’t smell that bad, it was beef and tomato rice goddammit!
Anyway, back to the film… I won’t say too much as I’m sure you will go and see it too. It was really amazing, funny and unbelievable (like that film King of Kong) A kind of too good to be true story that perhaps was a Bansky style hoax on the audience. I loved the fact that Thierry filmed everything, even the toilet flushing, a man after my own heart! It was cool to see Shepard Fairey, as I didn’t even know what he looked like but was very familiar with his work. As for Banksy, it was pretty amazing to see footage of him doing his street art, inside his studio and setting up his notorious exhibition in LA. No-one knows who Banksy is except for a few close friends… from what I can gather he has old hands and is married. I really enjoyed Exit Through the Gift Shop and give it 5 stars (with a rumbling stomach)!
Here’s the blurb:
Reality-shifter and anti-establishment prankster Banksy turns the camera on French second-hand clothes dealer Thiery Guetta, an oddball filmmaker who spent more than eight years obsessively documenting street artists (including Shepard Fairey, Space Invader, Buff Monster and Neck Face) whose work with stencils, posters, stickers and sculpture took graffiti to new heights. When Thierry finally connects with the elusive Banksy, the British artist lays down a challenge that flips subject and maker 360 degrees, ultim