We are very sorry but the screening of this film has unfortunately been cancelled due to the ongoing problems with the Phillip Road heating system. When we have more information on the heating situation we will publish a revised schedule of features so please check back over the coming week either on the website or on our facebook page.
(Ai Weiwei was to be our scheduled film for this coming Saturday.)
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.
The American documentarist Alison Klayman had unequalled access to Ai Weiwei during the time he was working on the Bird’s Nest stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics and staging his large So Sorry exhibition in Munich, and her excellent film is a lively, informative, funny and inspirational portrait of a courageous, charismatic, highly original man. He comes across as a gregarious, unpompous, comic version of the Soviet dissident writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Drawing on interviews with his wife, mother, brother, numerous people from the art world in China and elsewhere and the man himself, Klayman deals with every aspect of his career as architect, photographer, conceptual artist, social critic, blogger, tweeter and gadfly extraordinaire.
Dir: Alison Klayman, 2012, UK, 91mins
This film may be rescheduled.