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R| 1 hr. 27 min.

Plot Summary
The infamous, shadowy British graffiti street artist Banksy has literally left his mark on cities throughout the world. He comes in contact with Thierry Guetta, a Los Angeles-based Frenchman who videotapes various underground art escapades, and later is transformed into an art phenomenon dubbed "Mr. Brainwash." Rhys Ifans narrates an overlapping documentary where the line between what is real and what might be fake blurs, as modern art and celebrity are put under the microscope.

Cast: Rhys Ifans

Director: Banksy

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: Producers Distribution Agency

Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010)

Release Date: April 16th, 2010|1 hr. 27 min.

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  • May 30, 2010 davidmarcel1
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    It was a trip for me watching this film because I worked in L.A. on Melrose back in 1999 when all that art was going up and I remember the "Obey" posters. Awesome film. Truly makes you believe you can do what you want in life if you put the phone and remote down and go for it.

  • May 13, 2010 Emhoffk
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    Must see - will make you question what is art these days.

  • April 21, 2010 John McM
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    going to see it tonight with Obama

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Elusive Street Artist Banksy Finally Photographed?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 1st, 2011 5:15PM

Only two days after Banksy (and his film 'Exit Through the Gift Shop') lost the Best Documentary Oscar to 'Inside Job,' it appears as if we may finally have photographic evidence of the elusive...

More Proof That 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' Is Real and Not Staged

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 23rd, 2011 1:45PM

Is it true, or is it fabricated? As we step ever-closer to the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, buzz around Banksy's 'Exit Through the Gift Shop' increases. A documentary crafted by a...

Oscars Made Easy: Why You Should See 'Exit Through the Gift Shop'

Posted by
Eric Larnick on Feb 18th, 2011 3:30PM

We're breaking down all the Oscar contenders for you, so that you can decide whether you want to see them -- or at the very least, hold your own at cocktail parties. Next up: 'Exit Through the...

Banksy's Real Identity Almost Sold on eBay for a Million Bucks

Posted by
Alison Nastasi on Jan 18th, 2011 11:30AM

In what smells like a colossal prank, an eBay seller is claiming to have uncovered the UK street artist Banksy's identity and is auctioning it off for a hefty sum. What started as a $3,000 bid...

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