ARTINFO – In the age of snide mockumentaries and reality-bending, pseudo-fictive films like “Catfish,” it is hard to know what to believe on the silver screen. “Exit Through the Gift Shop,” the movie by British street artist Banksy that swept film festivals this year, is no exception. This “documentary” charts artist Thierry Guetta’s mounting obsession with street art (and his eventual selling out to a vampiric commercial art world under the name Mr. Brainwash). But is it real, or another Joaquin Phoenix put-on? “The film’s power comes from the fact it’s all 100% true,” says Banksy.
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