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Saving Banksy

Saving Banksy is a movie starring Ben Eine, Glen E. Friedman, and Kelly 'Risk' Graval. Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would...

Other Titles
セービング・バンクシー
Running Time
1 hours 20 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Colin M. Day
Writer
Paul Polycarpou, Éva Boros
Actors
Doze Green, Ben Eine, Kelly 'Risk' Graval, Glen E. Friedman
Country
USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Internationally known graffiti artist, Banksy, left his mark on San Francisco in April 2010. Little did he know that this act of vandalism would spark a chain of events that includes one of his rats being removed from a wall, Museums ignorantly turning down a free Banksy street work, and a NY gallerist who has made it his business model to remove Banksy street works from all over the globe doing whatever it takes to get the rat in his possession.

Comments about documentary «Saving Banksy» (20)

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Juan

When I first heard about the film I was a bit disappointed. It seems that it was a big hit in the US and it seemed that it was going to be a bit too much for the UK. However, it is quite interesting to see how a film has changed over the years. The movie is a really good film. It does try to be a bit too much at times. However, it's a very good documentary that explains a lot about Banksy and his works. It's quite sad that Banksy's work has come to an end because of his illnesses and illnesses of his fans. However, this is the end for him. The documentary is well made and has an interesting and very entertaining style. The only thing that I found disappointing was that it was not long enough. There is a lot of footage that should have been used and I don't think that the director did a good enough job of editing the film to make it interesting. Overall, it's a good film and is worth watching.

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Cheryl L.

I'm not a Banksy fan. I've seen most of his films, and while some are funny, most of them are just too serious for me. So I was not expecting much from this film. And then I watched it. And I was surprised. The film is beautifully shot and edited, and it was interesting to watch the relationship between Banksy and the director. It was also very entertaining. It shows the many artists he has worked with, and also the often confusing and sometimes crazy work that they put together. I was particularly impressed with the work of Peter Jackson. It was fascinating to see his approach to Banksy, and it showed a lot of creative freedom. Banksy's work is just too strange for me. He seems to work on some ideas without a clear point of reference. But, this film shows that Banksy's work is definitely not "just" a joke. It's an important work, and I recommend it to anyone who likes art, or would like to learn more about it. This film is definitely worth watching, but be prepared to be disturbed.

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Kathy Curtis

This film tells the story of the British art movement in the 1980s and the current art movement in the 2000s. It is very informative and very interesting. The use of analog technology is impressive. The presentation of the art, the materials used, and the interpretation of the art. I recommend this film to everyone.

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Jerry W.

So the "artist" (if there is such a thing) has decided to get a passport so he can move to Mexico. He has just got it on Christmas and says to his pal, "I'm going to Mexico, see ya in a month." A few days later, he is there. Then he is back. And now his latest picture is in the New York Times. When he gets back, his pal says "Here, take this." So he takes it back to his parents and says, "Look, I'm having a great time." It is funny, because it is true. A real, live artist, who is trying to make it in the business, finds a way to make a living doing what he loves. It is very well done, with great interviews with people who are genuinely nice to the artist. I saw the film and was moved by it. I was not surprised to see this film at all. I really like it. The only thing I would have changed is that, in the end, he stayed in the US and didn't go to Mexico. He wouldn't have done any of the things he did. If he had stayed in Mexico, it would have been a much bigger success. Also, I have to give credit to the Mexican authorities for taking a stand and getting this guy deported. It is a sad and sad story, but it is a good one. I would like to see more films like this, about artists and how they survive.

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Amber M.

The movie is well-made. It's very easy to follow and understand. But what I felt was missing was a little bit of a story, and more character development. I felt like the story was kind of a precursor to what happened in the movie, but was left out. I felt like I had to go see the movie to see what the story was. It was the same for the movie, but it didn't feel as important to me. I felt like it was just another film. It felt like it was a couple of years ago that a bunch of young people were doing art projects for fun and got a lot of money, but didn't really care. I was excited to see how they made their money, but I didn't really get a sense of why they were doing it. I was really happy that they were doing it, but I just felt like the story didn't have that same quality to it. I was very impressed with the performances. I think that these kids really did a great job of making their characters come to life. I was really surprised with the way that the kid did the voice. He really did an amazing job, and I hope to see more of him. Overall, I think that this movie was a great step in making the art world more visible to a lot of people. The movie really did show the harsh reality of what is happening to the world. I hope that more people will be inspired by the movie and go out and do their part to make the world a better place.

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Diane W.

This film is about how Banksy works in New York. The film is very funny and moving. It is a must see for all art lovers.

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Eric S.

Although the film is mostly about Banksy, it does not focus on his work as much as it is about the art he has made. It is clear that he has influenced many of the artists that he photographed, and I can see many of his works as examples of his artistic genius. However, the film doesn't delve too much into Banksy's work, it is more of a look at the people who are influenced by his work. The film is full of interviews, such as with David Hockney and Ronan Keating, as well as with the artists and people who have been influenced by his work. The film includes many examples of Banksy's work, and I found it to be a fascinating look into the man himself. The interview with the artist is a good example of how Banksy's work has influenced the artist, as he talks about the times that he has been interviewed and how his work has affected the people he has photographed. I would recommend this film to anyone, whether they are into Banksy or not.

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Mildred Fernandez

This is the first time I've seen it, so I can't say whether it's a good movie or not, but I'm not gonna lie, I was pleasantly surprised. After a lot of rummaging through the various forums on the Internet I came across a movie called "The Crazies", about a group of young people that break out of a mental institution and go on a wild rampage of vandalism. I thought it sounded interesting, so I decided to check it out. After seeing the trailer I was instantly intrigued, and the movie turned out to be much more than I expected. The Crazies is a dark, but at the same time humorous look at the power of young people, who come out of treatment centers and use their "freaky" behavior to cause havoc. They are all high school kids, some have been in the mental health system for a while, and some have just gotten out of it. The Crazies show us that people can be both amazing and scary at the same time, and they definitely have a lot of fun with it. The Crazies is a great look into the youth of today, and a great look into the world of destruction. I think it's a great movie, and I hope to see more films like it in the future.

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Rebecca

In the last few years, more and more people have begun to create their own works of art, and more and more people have become interested in what they have created. In short, you can go on a journey into the world of the artist you follow and discover more about the process and the creative process that goes into creating a piece of art. This documentary is made by Dan Evans, an art student who has recently become interested in Banksy, a street artist who created a series of "graphic" works of art on the streets of New York City. Dan is asked by his girlfriend to join him in his art project. The film then follows the story of what they create and what the process is like. The documentary follows their journey, from the first days they create a piece of art, to the last few hours that they spend in the studio and their encounters with the rest of the world. The film ends with the final moments of the project, a message of hope that is a bit of a letdown, as the final hours are spent in the studio, waiting for it to be released to the world.

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Danielle Reynolds

This documentary is one of those "feel good" films that you can watch and feel good. As a film student myself, it is well made, with a sense of style that will really grab your attention. For this reason alone it is worth a watch. However, it doesn't really do much more than that. It does touch on several issues, but the issues that it touches on are not really relevant to the film. For instance, the film does not explore the differences between non-profit and for-profit art institutions. That is another of the things that is really interesting, but it is not really explored. Also, the documentary does not really explore the problems that banks have with regards to theft and fraud, despite the fact that they are at the center of the whole fraud problem. Banks need to stop being a source of income for criminals. If that is the case, then the documentary does not really address that very much, and this is a major problem. The documentary also does not really tackle the issue of the "for-profit" banks being the source of most of the fraud in the world, and this is something that is important to discuss. It is a very good documentary, but not a particularly inspiring one. Overall, a very good documentary, but not one that will change your life.

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Heather W.

A brilliant documentary that is just as important as it's subject, Banksy. It is full of fascinating facts, and has a real "boom-boom-boom" that gives it its greatest impact. This documentary is also filled with brilliant and surprising facts about Banksy. It will not disappoint anyone, and it will definitely put a new spin on the idea of "what is art?" If you are in a position to do something about Banksy, then this documentary will definitely show you why you should be doing that. If you're not in a position to do something about him, then you should definitely see this documentary. A really great documentary, that has a "boom-boom-boom" that will make you feel it.

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Joshua

I am going to avoid going into details about the film since it is a "non-film" and it is not very well documented. I do want to say, however, that it is a good documentary. It was hard to get a sense of what is going on in the mind of the man behind Banksy. I thought his photography and his ideas were innovative and very original. I am also curious to know the views of the police and others who have investigated him. I hope this is made available on DVD so that we can all see it and decide for ourselves.

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Martha Porter

As you can tell, the film is going to be a bit long. As I was waiting for the credits to roll, I kept thinking how I wish I could have watched it in it's entirety. As the film ends, it makes me feel like I had just watched it all the way through, and if you've ever been to the movie theater, you've probably sat through the credits to see how many other people have already watched the film. The film is a documentary about Banksy, a graffiti artist who goes around using various things, including objects, to create his masterpiece. The film is a bit long, but if you like art, or graffiti, this is a great film. It's really interesting to watch, and the art that he does is really creative. There is also some really funny stuff that happens during the film. Overall, I give the film a solid 8 out of 10.

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Tiffany Stanley

Takes a few viewings to fully appreciate this movie. And I think that's what it's about. I think one of the things that really makes this movie stand out is how much effort the director has put into capturing the essence of Banksy. I think he did a great job at bringing his work to the big screen. I've never been a big fan of Banksy, and this movie really shows me why. It's extremely smart, and it's all about the information that the viewer is given. I was surprised to see the director not mention Banksy's face at all, and it shows that he really was not trying to bring the public to him. The DVD has tons of extras. There are interviews with the director, Banksy, the creators, and so on. I highly recommend this movie. It is truly an art movie. But it's also a great movie for the general audience. The movie really shows the essence of Banksy, and he really was never trying to make a lot of money. He wanted to make art. I hope to see a sequel to this movie. It really is an amazing piece of work.

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Gloria Lewis

One of the most entertaining things I've ever seen was watching the documentary "Moonshine", which was done by a very serious man. Now, I really want to love this documentary, but it's so terrible that I was disappointed. The cinematography is brilliant, the photos are beautiful, but the narrator is so negative and so cynical that he has no point. What makes me laugh is that he mentions "amateur" photographers. Then, he calls amateur photographers "amateurs". And if you have a camera and want to show it, then you should use amateur photographers, but if you're a professional, then you should show your photos. I really like the documentary, and I've seen some of the photos, but I was sad that the narrator had no point. I don't really understand what his point was.

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Dennis J.

This is a wonderful documentary that goes back to the beginning of the idea of Banksy, and shows the many ways he has been recognized for his work. It is also fascinating to see how much attention and admiration he has received, especially from those artists who were involved in the actual production of the film. In this way, it is a bit like an inside look at a bit of history. I would have liked to see more of the actual interviews with Banksy himself, and some of the other artists involved in the making of the film, such as Banksy's assistant, his family, and the actual film crew. It is also interesting to see the documentary go back to the point where the movie was made. I was very surprised that many of the artists involved in the film are now in their thirties and forties, and even their children. This is definitely a film that anyone who has an interest in the history of Banksy should see. I hope that this documentary is distributed in the future, and that more people see it.

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Patrick P.

A very good documentary, and I don't agree with the majority of the user reviews. I do agree with the comments that the documentary is very educational and will make you feel a lot better about the artists, but it's not a documentary. The title is misleading. It's not about the artist's career. It's about their life and how they live it. It's not about them. I'm not saying it's bad, but there are some parts that are a bit too long and it does drag in some places. It's just a documentary. I would suggest watching it as part of a larger course in art history or a film class, because it does give you a different perspective of the artists and what it was like for them. It's definitely worth a watch.

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Debra

I'm sorry, but I don't understand how this film could receive such bad reviews. I really enjoyed this documentary and I'm glad I took the time to watch it. There were several documentaries about Banksy that were more entertaining than this one. The interviews with Banksy, the various supporters, and the background of the documentary were all very interesting. It was even more entertaining when he was showing his "signs". As I've said, I don't understand how this film could receive such a low rating. I really enjoyed the documentary and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Diane Schneider

This is one of the few documentaries about Banksy I've seen that doesn't solely focus on the man himself. He's also a major figure in the underground art scene, and is perhaps the most influential artist of the past decade. We get a glimpse of the world of the graffiti artists, as well as some insights into the lives of the artists. The documentary is primarily a collection of interviews with Banksy himself, but we also get to see behind the scenes of his art. As the documentary goes on, we get a wider view of the street art scene, as well as the art and culture itself. The way the camera moves around the house, as well as the focus on the graffiti, are effective in showing the diverse nature of the artists, and how their work and life have changed since the documentary. The film is somewhat episodic, but the storytelling is well done. The interviews are good, and the movie is well paced. It's not exactly a perfect documentary, and it's not the best documentary of all time, but it's an entertaining watch.

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Victoria

Saving Banksy is a documentary about the infamous graffiti artist Banksy, who's artwork has been spray-painted on buildings, trains, cars and buses in London. The documentary starts off showing a brief introduction to Banksy before moving to his childhood and what he learned from his parents, family and friends. We then move into the present day and how Banksy's artwork has been featured in a number of publications, most notably the BBC and the New York Times. The film then focuses on his life and work and the impact that his artwork has had on the world around him. We see how Banksy has worked with various people and organisations to make money from his artwork. We see the history of his work as it is and how his artwork has changed people's lives, and the impact that it has had on the world. It also features interviews with other artists and musicians who have collaborated with Banksy. We also hear from Banksy himself and his co-workers, as well as Banksy's friends and family. The film was interesting to me because it gave me a closer look at Banksy, as I didn't get to see his work in its entirety. I would recommend this film to anyone who likes graffiti art, as it shows a lot of his work and gives a good overview of his life, and the work he has done. I would recommend this film to anyone who has a passion for Banksy's work, as it gives you a good look at his artwork and gives you an insight into his life and the people he has collaborated with. 8/10