The film had its unofficial UK premiere in an abandoned rail tunnel underneath London's Waterloo station, an area devoted to graffiti and street art. Tickets for this sold out in a minute. A red carpet was spraypainted on the ground especially for the occasion, while spectators were all presented with tins of spray paint as they left the screening.
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The film's editors had to sit through over 10,000 hours of Mr. Brainwash's tapes just to get a few minutes' worth of usable footage.
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Banksy's former spokesman Steve Lazarides on whether or not the film is a spoof: "I think the joke is on... I don't know who the joke is on, really. I don't even know if there is a joke".
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Banksy claimed that he spent a year watching footage of vandals and graffiti artists spray painting walls.
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The New York Times movie reviewer Jeannette Catsoulis coined a new term for this kind of film: prankumentary.
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Amongst the celebrities spotted at the film's first showing at the Sundance Film Festival were Adrian Grenier, Jesse Eisenberg and Jared Leto.
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One of George Price's 20 Favourite Movies, in which Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) was tied with Bowling for Columbine (2002) and Three Miles North of Molkom (2010).
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