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Exit Through The Gift Shop – A Banksy Film

In Banksy, Exit Through The Gift Shop on January 24, 2010 at 1:34 am

For Immediate Release

Exit Through The Gift Shop
A Banksy film

US Release April 16, 2010

Running time: 87 minutes

Exit Through the Gift Shop is the first film by the renowned graffiti artist Banksy and made its world debut at the Sundance Film Festival on the 24th January 2010. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post-hurricane New Orleans to the Palestinian segregation wall in the West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop is the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as ‘the world’s first street art disaster movie’ the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work.
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“It’s the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed”. – Banksy

EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is one of those films that comes along once in a great while, a warped hybrid of reality and self -induced fiction while at the same time a totally entertaining experience. The story is so bizarre I began to question if it could even be real…but in the end I didn’t care. I feel bad I won’t be able to shake the filmmaker’s hand and tell him how much I love this film. I think I will shake everyone’s hand that day and hope I hit on Banksy somewhere. I love his work in all forms.
– John Cooper
Director, Sundance Film Festival

Executive Producers – Holly Cushing & James Gay-Rees
Producer – Jaimie D’Cruz
Narrated by Rhys Ifans
Editors – Chris King & Tom Fulford
Music by Geoff Barrow

Notes to Editors
EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP is the first feature film by the artist Banksy.

Banksy Exhibitions
Barely Legal, Los Angeles, 2006. 75,000 people in 3 days
Cans Festival, London, 2008. 30,000 people in 3 days
Pet Store, New York City, 2008. 120,000 people in 2 weeks
Bristol Museum, 2009. 350,000 people in 9 weeks

Banksy official website – http://www.banksy.co.uk

Official Film Website – http://www.banksyfilm.com

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Holly Cara Price hcp (at) ddanielspr.net
Lisa Gray ddprasst (at) ddanielspr.net