Alex’s Team Pick: Banksy’s Film That You Must See

I was lucky enough to catch a pre-screening of Banksy’s documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop, which opens today in selected cinemas (see if your town has it playing!) Are you familiar with Banksy and with the street art movement? You should be. If not, and you just enjoy art in general, you’re definitely going to want to check this out. I’m also convinced that pretty much anyone would enjoy this film and the story. It’s light and playful, it’s interesting to see how these elusive street artists work, and it’s also satisfying to hear Banksy speak (even if his voice is disguised) because it turns out he’s sarcastic and humorous as hell (of course).

Also I just found this article about the interesting aspects surrounding the production of the film, and it gives a good run-down of what the film’s about. If it’s playing near you, take a cute girl on a date and go see it. The more people that go see it during this limited run, the more likely it will be released to a wider audience.


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Cofounder and Design Director of Autostraddle. Professional web/graphic designer. Whiskey enthusiast. Drumming hobbyist. A past speaker at the 2010 BlogHer Conference ("Good Blog Design: The Role of Layout in an Online Medium"), 2013 Salon LGBTQ Conference ("Innovative Best Practices for Brand-Blogger Campaigns") and featured in the Los Angeles Edition of Refinery29's 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-owns and manages Tully's Training, a dog training company in Los Angeles. Twitter: @a_ex Instagram: alexxxvegaaa

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  1. I love street art and was fortunate enough to catch the Cans Festival in London (featuring Banksy and many others) back in 2008. I’ll have to check out this film!

  2. I could not agree more. I haven’t been that jazzed up after a film, much less a documentary, in a long time. BEST date movie ever, and if she doesn’t like it, you should reconsider dating her. Also, apparently, buzz is that if you live in NY there should be some street artists doing work for the premiere at landmark sunshine (which i think is tonight?) so go check that out!

  3. I want to see this so badly! I remember reading articles about the Banksy vs. Bristol Museum exhibition and how jealous I was that I couldn’t see it. Buuuttt.. of course I wouldn’t be anywhere near Chicago when the film is playing. Sigh.

  4. this looks amazing. why do i live in nebraska? we have no creative street art, and no screenings of this amazing movie

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