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Exit Through The Gift Shop (15)

Swindon Film Festival 2011

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP (15)

UK - 2010 - English - Documentary

This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide.

Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world's most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.


Filmed by LA-based amateur filmmaker Thierry Guetta, the film follows graffiti artists including Shepard Fairey, Invader and (allegedly!) Banksy at work - and also shows how Guetta created the pop-street-art alter-ego known as 'Mr Brainwash' who became an overnight sensation in the LA art world.

Itís ultimately unclear how much, or even if the elusive street artist Banksy was in front of or behind the camera in this 'psuedo-documentary', but he does seem to own up to a bit of editing in the credits.

ď The widespread speculation that itís a hoax only adds to its fascination.Ē (Robert Ebert)

** Nominated for 2011 BAFTA Award for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer **

Tickets - £4.00

Concessions are also available.

Advance ticket sales are available in person from Swindonís Visitor Information Centre, by calling the bookings hotline on 01793 466454 or visiting the Swindon Tickets website.

Tickets will probably be available at the venue on the day, but some venues are small, therefore advance booking is recommended.

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