February 19, 2013
Winter 2013 CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series - Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Date: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)
Please be advised that this film is rated R for some language (Restricted – Under 17 Requires Accompanying Parent or Adult Guardian).
A film by Alison Klayman; China, 2012; 91 minutes (Mandarin and English with English subtitles)
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, 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.
"Watching ’Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry’ is like experiencing a thrilling unfinished symphony: The story is enthralling, but it's not over, and there's no telling where it's going, which makes what we see on screen all the more involving."- Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times
Posted by zzhu at February 19, 2013 04:46 PM