Photos: On the Red Carpet and the Art at Banksy's Movie Premiere

A large crowd gathered last night at the Los Angeles Theatre in downtown for the U.S. premiere of Exit Through the Gift Shop, the documentary film by the elusive and anonymous street artist Banksy (LAist film review forthcoming). The red carpet and a limo and van all became walls for filmgoers and celebrities to spray paint while inside, a few Banksy pieces were found along with theatre staff (and a piano player) donned in ski masks. As seen above, various stars cross the red carpet and even a few that skipped out on the action like Justin Timberlake, who snuck in without notice of the press.

There were no Banksy appearances last night (of course), but he did put up some art in two spots around Los Angeles. It's expected there will be more, too, so keep an eye out.

The film opens on April 16th at the ArcLight in Hollywood and Landmark on Pico Blvd.