Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BANKSY DESCENDS ON PARK CITY



*Ed. Note -- I'll be up in Park City for the next week checking out as many movies as I can pack in to a day, so hopefully I'll be able to gather some more info on this one. Sounds like it'll be great if it does indeed play.

Arrested Motion -- Some very interesting developments over in Park City, Utah where the Sundance Film Festival is about to get underway. Apparently, about four new alleged Banksy stencils have popped up, with the one seen above being the best one so far. Adding to the intrigue are the rumors that the “Spotlight Surprise” documentary will actually be about Banksy and entitled “Exit Through The Gift Shop,” the title of a famous piece from his recent Bristol Museum show.

What will be revealed? The true identity of Mr. B? The explanation behind Mr. Brainwash who was supposedly filming a documentary on Banksy? Another hoax or joke on the audience? The possibilities are endless… although the Festival Director John Cooper does describe the documentary by saying - “Surprise is a good thing. Take a chance on this one. I confess, it’s one of my favorites this year.”

EDITED TO ADD - "Exit Through the Gift Shop" has been officially added to the schedule. Screening times are below.

January 24, 8:30 p.m. at Library Center Theatre WORLD PREMIERE
January 25, 12:15 p.m. at Egyptian Theatre
January 27, 2:15 p.m. at Racquet Club
January 29, 9:00 p.m. at Tower Theatre
January 30, 6:00 p.m. at Temple Theatre

4 comments:

Casey said...

the worst part is the city is gonna make them paint over that. They should cut it out and replace that section of the wall. They do that in England when he strikes.

The Wellspring said...

There's at least four other pieces that popped up last night and those are all downtown. Go check out the east side of the old Zephyr building.

JesusPresley said...
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JesusPresley said...

No one has any extra tickets they are selling for the showing at the Tower perchance?