Saturday, 28 April 2012

Exit Through The Gift Shop (film)

The Little Theatre's FilmClub presentation for May is Exit Through The Gift shop, a satirical documentary about street art and artists, including the elusive Banksy.

Thierry Guetta, an obsessive French film maker in Los Angeles, begins following a number of street artists and they go about their work, documenting every step of their creative process. Drawn deeper into the world of street art, he even begins to help them to create their murals. He tells the artists he is making a movie about them, but in reality the hours and hours of film are purely intended for his own archive. 

The Bristolian Banksy is one of the artists caught by Guetta's camera but, having realised that the promised film is unlikely ever to materialise, Banksy takes over the direction and uses Guetta's tapes to make his own film about the Frenchman's journey. 


The resulting documentary is edited from Guetta's footage and interviews and shows a number of the world's more infamous artists at work including Shepherd Fairey, Caledonia Curry and Invader. It is narrated by Rhys Ifans and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.


Screening at The Little Theatre, 
Wednesday 16th May, 19:00.
Tickets £3.00 to include refreshments.