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Banksy’s new documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop” hits theaters soon – come see it for free in Brooklyn

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Exit Through the Gift Shop, the first film by renowned graffiti artist Banksy, became the hottest ticket at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival where it made its world debut. Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation whose work can be seen on walls from post–hurricane New Orleans to the separation barrier on the Palestinian West Bank. Fiercely guarding his anonymity to avoid prosecution, Banksy has so far resisted all attempts to be captured on film. Exit Through the Gift Shop tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the worlds most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, Its basically the story of how one man set out to film the un–filmable. And failed”

Want to check out the tongue-in-cheek documentary before it hits theaters? BrooklynVegan readers are invited to a free screening at Knitting Factory in Brooklyn this Sunday, 4/11 @ 5pm (doors at 4). No RSVP necessary. Just show up. There will be seats (125 of them) – first come, first served. Some standing room in the back if it fills. First 50 people through the door also get a poster. Check out the Richard Hawley-soundtracked trailer below…

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