The Barrie Film Festival Presents Banksy Does New York

Banksy Does New York
Location: 
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. West, Barrie
Festival: 
Carnegie Days 2015
Fees: 
Tickets: $10

Banksy Does New York: Film Screening
Presented by the Barrie Film Festival
September 25, 7:00 pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
Tickets: $10
Advance tickets available at the Uptown Theatre box office and at the MacLaren Art Centre during Gallery hours.

Director: Chris Moukarbel
Documentary, PG,  79 minutes (USA)

On October 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 gathered from YouTube videos to Instagram photos from New Yorkers and Banksy-hunters alike, whose responses became part of the work itself. The result is 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 wide-ranging subjects like 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.” For more information, visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca

 

Carnegie Days 2015 Schedule

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday, September 26, 2015