Banksy to Premiere Documentary at Sundance Film Fest

Heading out to Utah this weekend for the start of the Sundance Film Festival? If so, one of the hardest screenings to sneak into is sure to be the just-announced addition Exit Through the Gift Shop a documentary by none other than everyone’s favorite anonymous celebrity street artist, Banksy. The film is described as a behind-the-scenes peek at Banksy’s work, or as Sundance promotes it, “a remarkable documentary that is part personal journey and part an expose of the art world with its mind-altering mix of hot air and hype.” Rumors are that this will be when the secretive artist finally reveals his true identity. But even if he did, would you really believe it? The guy is tricky. Here’s the trailer:

This isn’t the first time Banksy has been connected to filmmaking. You’ll recall he premiered a documentary for his high-profile exhibition in Los Angeles a couple of years back (grainy, hand-held video of which can be found here) which showed his work on projects like his famous Paris Hilton album hoax. The artist was also the subject of last year’s bizarre prank film, , which didn’t star him (or did it?) but did feature Joan Collins.