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Banksy Does New York (2014)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 23 April 2015 (Australia)
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Documentary chronicling the famed street artist's "31 works of art in 31 days" in New York city.


Chris Moukarbel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beth Stebner Beth Stebner ... Self - reporter with the New York Daily News
Keegan Hamilton Keegan Hamilton ... Self - journalist, The Village Voice
Jaime Rojo Jaime Rojo ... Self - co-founder of art blog BrooklynStreetArt
Steven P. Harrington Steven P. Harrington ... Self - co-founder of art blog BrooklynStreetArt
Rebecca Encalada Rebecca Encalada ... Self
Robert Stevens Robert Stevens ... Self - artist
Luna Park Luna Park ... Self - street art photographer
Caroline Caldwell Caroline Caldwell ... Self - Vandalog contributor
R.J. Rushmore R.J. Rushmore ... Self - Vandalog contributor
Hrag Vartanian Hrag Vartanian ... Self - editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic blog
Brad Lander ... Self - member for the 39th District of the New York City Council
Marie Cecile Flageul Marie Cecile Flageul ... Self (as Marie)
Meres Meres ... Self
Claw Money Claw Money ... Self - graffiti writer
Carol Diehl Carol Diehl ... Self - art critic


Documentary chronicling the famed street artist's "31 works of art in 31 days" in New York city.

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No Exit Through the Gift Shop but enjoyable nonetheless
7 December 2015 | by eddie_bagginsSee all my reviews

While it's not in the same graffiti clad ballpark of the fantastic Banksy starring and directed doco Exit Through the Gift Shop, the HBO produced Banksy Does New York is a fun, to the point and most importantly insightful look at the time the illusive artist took over New York for one whole month and for fans of the street artist, this will be a must own as the quintessential documentation of the artistic event.

Banksy Does New York does a great job at showcasing just how big of a deal this event was in 2013 and it does this by utilising not only talking heads who were apart of the "scavenger hunt" at the time but also footage shot by those on the ground level, news broadcasts and of course great use of audio snippets taken directly from Banksy's official web presence's that allow slight insights into what the works he produced meant, from the menial through to the political and even for those that think Banksy is nothing more than a glorified street artist, there's little point denying that his work is constantly engaging and often bitingly satirical.

While there was work done within the month of Banksy's New York residency that isn't overly memorable, there were certainly some stand out works that Banksy Does New York shows off and interestingly follows up in ways that shine a whole new light on the works of the mysterious figure.

Fetching hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions at auctions around the world, the works of Banksy have become highly sought after pieces and it's hilarious and also shocking to watch as people either clamber to deface his street works or take them for their own gains. It's an eyebrow raising trend of modern day humans that will see them quickly turn feral for the thought of $$$ and it therefore makes Banksy's pieces more than meets the eye.

Banksy Does New York never tries to preach or convert anyone to anything (a nice change from most modern day doco's) and merely exists to show an unbiased documentation of a time in New York City where the greatest ever art focused scavenger hunt took place, a ride we can feel a part of thanks to this film.

3 quick thinking mechanics out of 5

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23 April 2015 (Australia) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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