The First Five Minutes of Banksy’s Exit Through the Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop

One of the most irreverent and fun films that I caught at this year’s Sundance film festival was the Banksy-centric documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, a film about a filmmaker who fails to make a film about one of the world’s most famous street artists. It all leads to the street artist — the universally known Banksy — turned the cameras around on his would-be documentor, Terry Guetta, a certifiably crazy man who turns into a world famous street artist almost literally overnight. It sounds wild, I know, and that’s because it is.

The official Banksy YouTube channel has released the film’s opening five minutes, which can be seen via the embed below. Narrated by Rhys Ifans, the film is very much Terry’s story. And these opening moments set up some of the background that leads Terry to the inner circle of Banksy, a notoriously private figure. It’s a good primer for anyone who digs street art or movies that expose the oddest among us. For more, you can read my Sundance review. Or just watch the video. Whatever floats your boat.

Exit Through the Gift Shop will open in limited markets on April 16, 2010. You can find theater locations and cities over at

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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