Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a chaotic filmic study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. Directed by Banksy, and narrated by the film star Rhys Ifans, it follows the career of eccentric Los Angeles shopkeeper Thierry Guetta as he becomes interested in street art, and begins to shoot footage of street artists such as Shepard Fairey and Space Invader at work. He soon encounters the world-famed but notoriously fugitive English artist known as Banksy, who, incredibly, allows him to document several works and the preparations for his blockbuster exhibition, Barely Legal . When Guetta finally completes his steet art film, Banksy discovers it to be an incoherent mess, and decides to turn the camera on Guetta and make the film himself. To keep Guetta busy, he proposes that he create his own art show, which leads to untold chaos and a denouement that astonishes both Banksy and Fairey. Ann Hornaday of the Washington Post feted this wild and improbable tale as “a celebration of pranksterism and perhaps a superb prank in its own right [...] Exit Through the Gift Shop captures the outlaw, monkey-wrenching glee of the graffiti artists who became art stars at the turn of this century, while raising profound questions about authorship, the truth claims of nonfiction film and that old chestnut ‘What Is Art?’”
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Book Description Oscilloscope Incorporated, New York, 2010. NTSC DVD in Paper Case. Book Condition: As New. Edition Not Stated - Presumed First. 86 minutes + extras, in color. "Exit Through the Gift Shop" is a chaotic trip through low-level criminality, comradeship, and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale. with bolt cutters. This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money, and vandalism collide. It follows an eccentric shopkeeper turned amateur filmmaker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have famed British stencil artist Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner in one of the most provocative films about art ever made". Nominated for a 2010 Academy award in the feature-length documentary category, this Banksy directed farce puts the viewer face to face with Mr. Brainwash, Space Invader, Shepard Fairey, and seemingly even Banksy in its incredible, allegedly true story of how the greatest graffiti movie of all time was never made. A brand new, unplayed example of this DVD still in the manufacturer's shrinkwrapped packaging. Documentary Film. Bookseller Inventory # 022998