I’m sure this is just the first of many posts updating the information on Banksy’s film Exit Through The Gift Shop.
The BBC reports that yes, as speculated everywhere online but here, the film will premiere on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival as a sort of secret surprise entry and will open in UK cinemas on March 5th.
According to the BCC, “It is described as the story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on him.” This can only mean one thing, Mr. Brainwash. Also, MBW is shown in the trailer. For a while, rumors have been circulating that MBW is Banksy, either as a massive prank on the art world that shows how good PR can make any crappy artist popular, or as an experiment to see if Banksy would be popular without the Banksy “brand name” to back him up. Well that’s just not the case. Unfortunately, MBW is a real person who thinks he is an artist, and it’s well known that he started his art career while making a documentary film about Banksy and other street artists. Apparently, this is that film. I can’t wait to see it, I only hope it makes people realize what a terrible artist MBW is, instead of adding to his allure.
Also, although it hasn’t been reported if Banksy will reveal his identity or not (let’s hope not), Banksy will appear on camera in the film in some form.