SAVING BANKSY REVIEWED
“Saving Banksy” is a film about preservation. It’s also a film about cultural appropriation and what is considered canon. It’s also a film about the failing fallacy of the Art World. That’s a lot of material for 69 minutes, but somehow it works. Have there been better documentaries about Banksy? Sure. What works though is its immediacy and speed through the material. If art can be seen as disposable, then how do you reclaim it for profit?
So much of what we see in this documentary is seeming mockery of the experts. While I appreciate that about Banksy, what else is there left? He’s going to keep making graffiti art that feels like New Yorker political cartoons? Where is the give? Take the time and seek this one out.
- Bonus Footage
- 1.77:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby 2.0