Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Meet the Guerrilla Artists 

Wednesday, Sep 15 2010
Comments
In Exit Through the Gift Shop, filmmaker Terry Guetta aimed to capture the secret world of “street art” – a form of graffiti using various media – that started appearing in the 1990s in cities across the globe. The Los Angeles-based Guetta got more than he could have hoped for, but critics have said he was duped and the resulting film is a hoax. No matter, others say. In fact they contend that the very question makes the film more fascinating and true to its subject. Guetta started off traveling with groups of street artists – who worked with stencils, sculpture, posters, stickers, and other media – in the U.S. and Europe. The project changed drastically, however, after he met the British artist who goes by the name Banksy. Banksy essentially commandeered the film, turning it into his own narrative. He remained off screen and distorted his voice to protect his anonymity. Promotional materials call it “the world’s first street art disaster movie.”
Sept. 20-Oct. 14; Oct. 16-17; Oct. 23-24; Oct. 29-Nov. 8; Nov. 12-24; Nov. 26-Dec. 1; Dec. 4-8; Dec. 12-15, 2010

About The Author

Keith Bowers

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"