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Exit Through The Gift Shop

Documentary Biography Comedy


 

The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy.

Is "Exit Through the Gift Shop" documentary or mockumentary? Cleverly constructed and provocative, the film is absorbing as 'documentary', but the tongue-in cheek acerbic tone deftly tilts the balance back to 'mockumentary'. This creatively told story manages to be both an homage to street art and, at the same time, a caustic commentary on the mainstream art world - cynical to say the least. Viva la revolution, as long as you do the required thing and exit through the gift shop.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 24th June 2010
87 mins