Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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About Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China’s preeminent contemporary artist.

From 2008 to 2010, Beijing-based journalist and filmmaker Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai Weiwei. Klayman documented Ai’s artistic process in preparation for major museum exhibitions, his intimate exchanges with family members and his increasingly public clashes with the Chinese government. Klayman’s detailed portrait of the artist provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures.

Acclaim

"GALVANIZING… An intimate portrait of the artist."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
"An inspiring and important documentary. Ms. Klayman haspulled off an impressive coup. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" provides avivid primer on Mr. Ai's art; on his days as an art student and artist in NewYork; on his social and political provocations. the film's greatest distinctionis its intimacy, Ai’s is a special kind of courage, and it impels him to actwith special agility in a brave new world of his own making, where littletweets can challenge big lies and a blog post can echo like thunder."
Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"Pick Of The Week - A MUST-SEE. Klayman’s riveting, vérité-style film captures this burly, bigger-than-life figure overthe past three years, as his activism has heightened, his art has grownincreasingly confrontational and he has deliberately blurred the distinctionbetween aesthetics and politics."
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

Awards

Official Selection
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Winner - US Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance
Sundance Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
Berlin Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
TRUE/FALSE Film Festival 2012
Official Selection
HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL 2012
Official Selection
INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL BOSTON 2012
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Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry
US | 2012 | U | 91 min
Jul 27, 2012

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