Banksy’s first Australian Interview

The Age has Banksy’s first interview which is pretty funny.

He say’s: ”Making a film isn’t as much fun as it looks. I spent a year in a small, windowless room watching footage of sweaty vandals falling off ladders over and over again,” he says. ”If I make another film it’ll be called something like Kate Moss Undressingand maybe then I’d take more interest in the camera angles.”

So the premier is at the Acmi cinema on the 6th of June at 2pm.  Then from 5pm there’s a bunch of graffiti artists gathering around signing some Melbourne street art book, which could just be seen as signing their signatures.

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Exit through the Gift Shop

Pictures On Walls have 300 free tickets to go see Exit Through the Gift Shop, the graffiti art movie. The link is here

The ‘computer’ will randomly allocate who gets them.  This must be the same random ‘computer’ that allocates Banksy prints on their site. They have  such high demand that you can no longer just buy them when they come up.

They have a nice disclaimer on the email:

“Please note: This offer does not include travel expenses, overnight accommodation in a hotel of your choice and £500 spending money.
The film has a fifteen certificate.”

World’s first Street Art Disaster movie

Described variously as ‘The World’s first street art disaster movie’ and ‘a cautionary modern fairy tale . . . with bolt cutters’ Exit Through the Shop is debuting at the Sundance Flim Festival.  Supposedly it see’s banksy’s first silverscreen appearance, but he could just as easily be fucking with us. 

From his publicict comes this quote:

“Ladies and gentlemen, and publicists:

Trying to make a movie which truly conveys the raw thrill and expressive power of art is very difficult. So we haven’t bothered. Instead, this is simply an everyday tale of life, longing, and mindless vandalism. Everything you are about to see is true, especially the bit where we all lie.

Thanks for coming, please don’t give away the ending on Twitter. And please, don’t try copying any of this stuff at home, wait until you get to work.”

(DeathandTaxes)

See the trailer on his website: BanksyFilm