Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (SOLD OUT)


Screening co-sponsored by Sundance Selects

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Dir. Alison Klayman. 2012. 91 min.

Named by ArtReview as the most powerful artist in the world, Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship, Ai has become a kind of Internet champion. Through his frequent witty use of his blog and Twitter, he is able to organize, inform, and inspire his followers, becoming an underground hero to millions of Chinese citizens.

First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down Ai's blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention; while Time magazine named him a runner-up for 2011's Person of the Year. This compelling documentary is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

Screening will be followed by a Q&A with director Alison Klayman, moderated by La Frances Hui, Asia Society Film Curator.

Watch the Q&A on video here

Ticketing: Free admission. Registered tickets not picked up by 6:15 PM will be forfeited.

Watch the trailer:

Watch an interview with Alison Klayman

Event Details

Wed 19 Dec 2012
6:30 - 8 p.m.
725 Park Avenue, New York, NY
Currently SOLD OUT. Registered tickets not picked up by 6:15pm on day of event will be forfeited. Cancellation tickets might be available at the door, subject to availability.
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