Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Movies: Exit Through the Gift Shop
I wanted to see this film because when I learned a bit more about guerrila street artist Banksy, I was intrigued. Have you looked up his stuff? I quite love it. And the fact that he's all mysterious and people don't really know who he is, is kinda cool as well.
You can imagine my surprise when I watched the documentary and instead of it being about Banksy, it was a film BY Banksy and it was actually about a fellow street artist! I loved the footage of all these street artists around the world doing their thing. Some were graffiti people, with just your spray can; others used spray cans and stencils of images; then there were those that used paper or tiles or other materials.
A fascinating look at a subculture that I never would have been exposed to otherwise. If you're even just a little bit interested, then yes you definitely need to see this film!