August 28, 2014 1:04pm PT by Bryn Elise Sandberg
HBO to Air Banksy Documentary
HBO is paying tribute to Banksy.
The documentary Banksy Does New York will debut on the pay cabler on Monday, Nov. 17, it was announced Thursday by HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins.
The special is billed as a fan-generated chronicle of the street artist's one-month residency in New York last October.
"From the moment Banksy took over the streets, New Yorkers became obsessed. The film captures this month of madness created by user-generated footage," said Nevins.
New York filmmaker and director Chris Moukarbel (HBO’s Me @The Zoo, Sex//Now) relied on the experience of the locals: "I crowd-sourced footage that New Yorkers posted online each day of the month. It was about a city holding a mirror back up to the artist."
From Williamsburg and Staten Island to Bushwick and the Lower East Side, Banksy and his team took to the streets every day over the course of a month to secretly create a variety of public works ranging from elaborate conceptual stunts to traditional graffiti art. The artist announced each new piece on his #BANKSYNY Instagram account and on his pop-up website.
Banksy Does New York is produced by Jack Turner in association with Matador Content, with senior producer Sara Bernstein and executive producer Nevins.