EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP

12 Jan

FILM SCREENING

THURSDAY, JANUARY 19TH

7PM, SIMONS ROOM 309

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.

One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale… with bolt cutters.

The film is directed by Banksy and features interviews and footage of well known graffiti artists Banksy, Invader and Charleston native Shepard Fairey.

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