Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
Past Event ....... January 3rd — 6:00 p.m.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry will be shown in LPL’s Callahan Hall on Thursday, January 3rd as part of the L/A Film Forum. Popcorn, candy and soda will be available at the 6:00 p.m. social with the film starting at 6:15. A moderated discussion will follow the screening. The program is free and open to the public.
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. This film won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
The L/A Film Forum is made possible by a grant from the Maine Humanities Council. Local co-sponsors of the series include the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival and the Auburn and Lewiston public libraries. For more information on the series, contact the LPL Reference Desk at 513-3135 or LPL@LewistonMaine.gov
Posted: Friday, November 30th, 2012 in Film
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