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AI WEIWEI NEVER SORRY

Fri Nov 16 / 9:30 PM
Sat Nov 17 / 7 PM
Sun Nov 18 / 2 PM
Wed Nov 21 / 7 PM
Thu Nov 22 / 9 PM
DIR. ALISON KLAYMAN
2012 | US, CHINA | 91 MIN

Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist (he helped design the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the Bejing Olympics in 2008) and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

Ai Weiwei Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Reviews

“One of the most engagingly powerful movies of the year…Ai is great company to be around, funny and thoughtful and modest.” - BOSTON GLOBE

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