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
RELEASE DATE: 5/2/17
- Video - 90%90%
- Audio - 90%90%
- Supplemental Material - 89%89%
- Film Score - 88%88%
The Plot Thus Far
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.