Arts, Dining & Entertainment
February 3, 2016

“Exit Through the Gift Shop” looks at graffiti artist, Banksy

Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3 & 5 p.m. — WOODSTOCK — The 6th Annual Woodstock Vermont Film Series at the Billings Farm & Museum will feature the award-winning documentary “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 3 and 5 p.m.

Banksy is a graffiti artist with a global reputation. 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 shopkeeper turned documentary filmmaker 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 world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work and in interviews. As Banksy himself describes it, “It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un-filmable. And failed!”

The film garnered an Academy Awards nomination for Best Documentary Feature; plus an additional 26 wins and 21 nominations. Tickets prices are $5 to $11. For info, visit billingsfarm.org/filmfest or call 802-457-2355. Complimentary refreshments will be served.

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