Film tickets: $10
Advance tickets are available two weeks before screening at the Uptown Theatre box office (in the evenings an hour before their first screening), the MacLaren Art Centre (during gallery hours), or at the door on the night of screening (subject to availability). HST is included in the ticket price.
Banksy Does New York
Screening: Friday, September 25, 2015 – 7:00 pm
Location: Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10. TICKETS ARE NOT YET AVAILABLE.
Director: Chris Moukarbel
Documentary, PG, 80 minutes (USA)
On Oct. 1, 2013, the elusive British street artist known as Banksy launched a self-proclaimed month-long residency in New York City, posting one unique exhibit a day in an unannounced location, sparking a 31-day scavenger hunt both online and on the streets for Banksy’s work.
Capturing this month of madness, BANKSY DOES NEW YORK incorporates user-generated content, from YouTube videos to Instagram photos, from New Yorkers and Banksy hunters alike, whose responses became part of the work itself, for an exhilarating, detailed account of the uproar created by the mysterious artist.
With installations spanning all five boroughs of New York City, and including a mix of stencil graffiti, sculpture, video and performance art, Banksy touched on such wide-ranging subjects as fast-food wages, animal cruelty in the meat industry, civilian casualties in Iraq and the hypocrisy of the modern art world. Daily News reporter Beth Stebner, who covered Banksy’s residency, was struck by the wide array of people drawn to his work, noting, “You had art students, you had plumbers, you had gallery owners. It just brought New Yorkers out.”
Presented in partnership with the MacLaren Art Centre.