Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film is a film by street artist Banksy that tells the story of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant in Los Angeles, and his obsession with street art. The film charts Guetta’s constant documenting of his every waking moment on film, from a chance encounter with his cousin, the artist Invader, to his introduction to a host of street artists with a focus on Shepard Fairey and Banksy, whose anonymity is preserved by obscuring his face and altering his voice, to Guetta’s eventual fame as a street artist himself. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival on 24 January 2010. It is narrated by Rhys Ifans. The music is by Geoff Barrow.

The film was nominated for the Academy Award 2011 for Best Documentary Feature.

 

AWARDS
American Cinema Editors, USA 2011 – award for Best Edited Documentary
Austin Film Critics Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 – Best Documentary
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Independent Spirit Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Online Film Critics Society Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Toronto Film Critics Association Awards 2011 – Best Documentary & Best First Feature
Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards 2011 – Best Documentary
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary
2nd place Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary
2nd place Los Angeles Film Critics Association 2010 – Best Documentary/Non-Fiction Film
2nd place National Society of Film Critics Awards (USA) 2011 – Best Non-Fiction Film
2nd place Southeastern Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Best Documentary

The film was also nominated for the following awards:
BAFTA Film Awards 2011 – Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
British Independent Film Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
Critics Choice Awards 2011 – Best Documentary Feature
Central Ohio Film Critics Association 2011 – Best Overlooked Film & Best Picture
Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2010 – Most Promising Filmmaker
Chlotrudis Awards 2011 – Best Director & Best Documentary
International Documentary Association 2010 – Distinguished Feature Documentary
Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards 2010 – Best Documentary
London Critics Circle Film Awards 2011 – Breakthrough British Filmmaker
Golden Reel Awards 2011 – Best Sound Editing – Sound Effects, Foley, Dialogue, ADR and Music in a Feature Documentary