Saturday, April 24, 2010

Free screening of Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop

The film Exit Through the Gift Shop by Banksy made a splash earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. It ostensibly tells the story of how an eccentric French shopkeeper turned documentary filmmaker tries to track down and film the elusive British graffiti artist Banksy only to have the camera turned back on him. It was billed as 'the world's first street art disaster movie' and proved quite controversial. Some critics doubt its authenticity and feel that it blurs the line between fiction and documentary forms. Nonetheless, the film was widely acclaimed.

For those in Toronto, now is your chance to catch the film. The film's Canadian distributor Mongrel Media is having a free "secret" screening of Exit Through the Gift Shop tonight Saturday April 24 at 12:00am midnight. The first 350 people at AMC Theatres at Yonge and Dundas get in free. You should, however, arrive much earlier to be sure to get in.

According to Banksy, "it's the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed". Exit Through the Gift Shop is narrated by Welsh actor Rhys Ifans,

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