In case you forgot, New York went apeshit over Banksy last fall.
The mysterious, anonymous, British street artist took over the streets of NYC with his "Better Out Than In" project, in which he put up one work per day for an entire month. People were running all over the place to see the art before it was scrubbed from existence, or defaced, or stolen.
It inspired about a billion think pieces on art and humanity, and now, an HBO documentary.
Banksy Does New York will premiere on the premium cable network on Nov. 17, HBO documentaries president Sheila Nevins announced today. Here's her statement, via Slashfilm:
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-gererated footage."
Director Chris Moukarbel used crowd-sourced footage of people who saw the work firsthand to make the documentary.
There's no trailer for Banksy Does New York yet, but here's the trailer from another short film about "Better Out Than In," which may or may not have been made by Banksy himself (he's elusive, remember?).
Though Banksy himself did release a short film about the entire experience, now HBO is going to air a film of their own. Filmmaker Chris Moukarbel has crowd-sourced footage from people who saw the art first hand and made a documentary about it called Banksy Does New York. It’ll air on November 17. Read more about the Banksy HBO documentary below.
News of the Banksy HBO documentary showed up on The Hollywood Reporter. If you want to look at an official retrospective, here’s the Instagram account. Here’s what the president of HBO documentaries, Shelia Nevens, said about the film:
From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-gererated footage.
For a hint of what to expect, check out this recap of the event that was potentially posted, but at least endorsed, by Banksy. This is an unrelated film on the same topic.