Posted on Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
One of my favorite documentaries is Banksy‘s Exit Through The Gift Shop, which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. That film, which was directed (or at very least edited) by Banksy himself, takes a look at the ride of street artist Mr. Brainwash using his story as a cautionary tale for the industry built around this artistic medium. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it.
Films like HBO Documentary Films’ Banksy Does New York have come out, but none of them have been on the same level as Exit Through The Gift Shop. A trailer for a new documentary feature film titled Saving Banksy has shown up online, promising to tell “the true story of one misguided art collector’s attempt to save a Banksy from destruction and the auction block.” In the same way that Exit using the rise of a new street artist to explore deeper points, Saving Banksy also seems to use the main narrative to explore a broader issue of the value of street art in today’s society. Watch the Saving Banksy trailer now embedded after the jump.