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UK premiere of Banksy film to be shown in Aberdeen

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The UK premiere of a documentary about famous street artist Banksy is to be held in Aberdeen.

Saving Banksy explores attempts to preserve and profit from the anonymous Bristol artist’s work.

The premiere is being held on Saturday 15 April at the Belmont Filmhouse, as part of the NuArt Aberdeen festival.

Belmont manager Colin Farquhar explained: “Banksy is a cultural phenomenon and we are sure the showing will be popular.”

‘Great coup’

Banksy’s images are daubed on walls around the world, and are worth vast sums of money.

James Finucane, general manager of the NuArt Festival, said: “Saving Banksy has received widespread critical acclaim since its release in the US earlier this year.

“It’s a great coup for Aberdeen and a fascinating insight into current debates about street art practice and the traditional art establishment’s efforts to remove the ‘street’ from ‘street art’.”

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