This documentary from elusive English artist, Banksy, chronicles the life of Thierry Guetta, a French immigrant living in Los Angeles, that becomes obsessed with filming. Thierry literally has his camera on all the time and films everything, no matter how mundane. By chance he ends up immersed in the world of street art and begins to seek out prominent artists, such as Shepard Fairey and ultimately Banksy. Believing that Thierry is filming a documentary, these artists are glad to have his company but when Banksy insists it's time for Thierry to release his film, he is in for a big shock.
Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating documentary that offers an exclusive look at the work of not just Banksy, but a myriad of talented street artists, whose commitment to their art is staggering and often death defying. The transformation of Thierry during the film is interesting, often amusing and downright horrifying at times as he becomes ever more inspired by these fantastic artists. Worth watching for the artwork alone, but everything from Thierry's story to what we learn of Banksy make this documentary a clear winner.