Toronto, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) October 09, 2017
In Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday Year, Campus Crawl Tours, Wolfhead Distillery, and Marcel Parent (Remax Preferred Sales Representative) proudly announces that renowned British graffiti artist Banksy's now infamous Haight Street Rat painting is headed to Canada for the very first time this fall. The Saving Banksy Canada Experience will be taking place in Windsor, Ontario, Canada from November 14-16th, 2017. The painting will be shown at WOLFHEAD DISTILLERY and offers fans an immersive 360 degree /one-of-a-kind experience that will combine all elements of graffiti culture and also feature live art battles, celebrity DJ's, charity fundraisers and more. Tickets for the show available at http://www.CampusCrawlTours.com
The painting is the focus of the critically acclaimed documentary "Saving Banksy" available on Netflix, which follows art collector Brian Grief as he attempts to save a street painting by infamous British Street Artist Banksy from destruction and the auction block. It asks the question, ‘What would you do if you woke up one morning and found a million dollar Banksy spray-painted on the side of your building. During the course of filming the subject of the documentary received offers from private collectors as high as $700,000. Since production on the movie was completed offers for the now famous Haight Street Rat have exceeded $1.7 million, yet Greif refuses to sell saying "Profiting from art that was meant for the public is wrong".
“Saving Banksy” continues to win over critics and fans alike with sold-out theatrical showings around the country. The film is one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of the year with Rotten Tomatoes rating the film 100% Certified Fresh. "Saving Banksy" is among the year’s top 20 independent movies and a New York Times Top Critic's pick.
The Los Angeles Times praised the film saying, “The road to hell, is paved with the best of intentions, and that is very much the case with the complex art world conundrum explored in the lively, involving documentary.”
The tagline for the film reads “It’s not art unless you can sell it for lots of Money” and the movie is meant to be thought-provoking and controversial. MoviePilot.com describes Saving Banksy as "The Anti-Capitalist Battle Cry The Art World Needs.”
Saving Banksy was directed by Colin M. Day with narration by Paul Polycarpou, and features interviews with top street and graffiti artists from across the globe, including Ben Eine, Risk, Revok, Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Blek Le Rat, Anthony Lister, Doze Green, Hera and Glen E Friedman. Director Colin M. Day's documentary feature film "Saving Banksy," produced by2:32 AM Projects and Regime, is in select theaters and on demand now in conjunction with Parade Deck Films and Candy Factory Films.
A brand new extended trailer for "Saving Banksy" has been released online at https://youtu.be/4iIx3zleUQw.
Canadian Premiere/Theatre Showings:
Sunday, November 12th, 2017 (Olde Walkerville Theatre) 6:00pm followed By Q&A and Cocktail Reception with Films Star/Producer
Public Event Details:
⦁ Film Screening: Nov 12th 2017 – Olde Walkerville Theatre (Doors Open-5pm/Film Starts-6pm)
⦁ Followed by Cocktail Reception and Q&A with Producer/ Stars of “Saving Banksy”
⦁ Public Exhibition Dates: Nov 14th 2017, Nov 15th 2017, Nov 16th 2017 – (WolfHead Distillery)
⦁ Public Exhibition Hours: FREE Public Viewing Hours are from 10am-5pm *Subject to change*
Charity Fundraising Events Include:
⦁ Tuesday, November 14th 2017 – Opening Night Special Event Charity Fundraiser
⦁ Wednesday, November 15th 2017 – Special Event Charity Fundraiser
⦁ Thursday, November 16th 2017 – Closing Night Special Event Charity Fundraiser with 100% of all ticket sales going towards United Way Windsor-Essex County
Free Tickets & Special Event Charity Event Tickets Available at http://campuscrawltours.com