Watch the First 5 Minutes of Banksy’s Oscar Nominated Documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop
Warning: Possible spoilers in this post.
Banksy is MBW, that is the biggest rumor percolating about one of the films with the most Oscar heat right now, infamous street artist Banksy’s Exit Through The Gift Shop documentary, a movie he directed and “starred” in. I say starred in, because there are all sorts of rumors flying around about this film, a simple google search for “banksy exit through the gift shop” or “banksy and mbw” will turn up all sorts of information and theories.
In brief, the film was supposed to originally be about the infamous street artist Banksy but was flipped by Banksy as he decided to direct Theirry Gueta who ultimately becomes rich and famous street artist Mr. Brainwash, aka MBW. So the main theory is that Banksy is Mr. Brainwash and that the whole doc was an opportunity for Banksy to gain more exposure, without exposing himself…since he never reveals himself. You need to see the film for yourself to make a decision on your own. Knowing that these are possibilities shouldn’t truly ruin the film for you, since it hasn’t been proven, and there is still a lot to see. Shepard Fairey, the man who created the Obey clothing line and the famous Hope poster for President Obama is a key contributor to the project as well. Enjoy the first five minutes in hopes of whetting your appetite for one of the best films of 2010. For facebook fans, you can check out Mr Brainwash’s page here… http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Brainwash/71176505357