Exit Through The Gift Shop

Monday, December 05 th, 2016 at 00:12 am 

Exit Through The Gift Shop: – Movie Review

SYNOPSIS

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. Written by Sundance Film Festival

JOY’S REVIEW

Exit Through the Gift Shop is the story of a street graffiti movement as seen through the eyes of a guy — he’s a French guy, who felt that the video camera is made for him and he video tapes everything. So then he ended up video taping basically street graffiti artists who were doing things that are both illegal and dangerous and then ended up going into business and running a gallery and using them, so now they hate him. But he’s made a lot of money. It’s really a fascinating look at how people sort of pick up an idea and almost through happenstance become who they are going to be. I saw this at the same time I saw Saintly Behavin’, the Wavy Gravy movie and I think they have that in common in that the circumstances and the environment sort of conspire to change somebody’s life in a way that they never could of predicted. Three stars

JOY METER