HBO sets airdate for Banksy documentary

The U.S. pay-TV network will air a new doc (pictured) on secretive UK street artist Banksy in November, compiled mainly of user-generated footage posted online by New Yorkers.
August 29, 2014

U.S. net HBO has set a November premiere date for a new documentary on Banksy, the artist and filmmaker who has managed to create elaborate works of street art both in his native UK and in North America.

Banksy Does New York (pictured above) is directed by filmmaker Chris Moukarbel (HBO’s Me @ The Zoo, Sex/Now) and chronicles the month-long residency of the artist on the streets of New York during October 2013. Moukarbel compiled user-generated footage that New Yorkers posted online daily.

As Banksy and his team visited Williamsburg, Staten Island, Bushwick and the Lower East Side, he announced each new work on his #BANKSYNY Instagram page and featured links on his pop-up website.

Produced by Jack Turner in association with Matador Content, Banksy Does New York debuts November 17 on the network. HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins served as executive producer, with Sara Bernstein serving as senior producer.

Banksy previously directed and starred in the Oscar-nominated documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop.

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