When filmmaker Alison Klayman was shooting the documentary "Never Sorry" about Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, she was struck by the irony that Chinese authorities would go through the trouble to install surveillance cameras in the home a man who lives his life so openly on his blog and Twitter. "I kind of felt [...]
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Alison Klayman, director of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, discusses her life after the film's release: traveling, meeting fans, having epiphanies, and Chinese pirating of the movie are all included and encouraged. Never Sorry is Klayman's first film, and is on the shortlist for this year's Academy Awards in documentary. [ more › ]
Every society has constraints that offer opportunity for vision, freedom and courage. "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" by Alison Klayman is a documentary about a man who appreciates the possibilities and challenges of this opportunity in Ch...
What's most impressive about the new film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, opening today, Friday, August 24, is how much 28-year-old first-time documentary maker Alison Klayman is able to fit into it. The documentary of course covers Ai's notorious 81-day detention without trial in 2011.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
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Even though he describes his detention in China last year as 'very inhuman,' he's not about to back down, as Alison Klayman's documentary makes clear. BEIJING — Ai Weiwei — the Chinese artist and activist — is wearing his favorite T-shirt. Stretched over his ample belly is a photograph of himself. Above the image are the words "Missing" and "Found."
“Twitter is the most important medium of our time,” Ai Weiwei proclaims in Alison Klayman’s new documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. He demonstrates this repeatedly. He is China’s most famous contemporary artist, the most displeasing to its authorities, and the most accessible to the international public, both through his art and… on Twitter. When Ai Weiwei infamously [...]
The lines between art, journalism, and documentary filmmaking are often blurry ones. In 2008, director Alison Klayman, at the age of 24, found herself crossing those hazy lines to record the story of a man famous for doing the same.
Alison Klayman, an American and recent college grad in 2008 went to China, not knowing precisely what she would do there. Asked to videotape Ai Weiwei, she fell into a subject much larger than a sculptor and conceptual artist.
Director Alison Klayman's documentary on Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei was released this weekend. Jason Gots gives his impressions of Ai's "quiet yet unflinching conviction" that political and ideological oppression must be fought: Ai continues to appear in public...
Few Americans are overly familiar with Ai Weiwei. With her engaging, intimate, and wholly personalizing portrait, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, director Alison Klayman hopes to right that wrong.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry Dir. Alison Klayman [Sundance Selects; 2012] by Daniel Sargeant Rating: “It may be true that one has to choose between ethics and aesthetics, but it is no less true that whichever one chooses, one will always find...Show More Summary
Alison Klayman was just 24, and a China novice, when she wandered almost by accident into the tumultuous life of Ai Weiwei, China’s most outspoken artist-turned activist, in 2008.
In Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, first-time filmmaker Alison Klayman follows the famous Chinese artist through the work, the tweeting, and the government scuffles that ultimately led to his much-publicized 81-day imprisonment in 2011. The documentary won a special Sundance Jury prize for "Spirit of Defiance," and it will open on ... More »
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Alison Klayman’s 90-minute film Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry set out to be a portrait of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and along the way morphed into a highbrow, jaw-dropping reality show about fumbling, corrupt governments (China), socialShow More Summary
What to see today at Hot Docs. It seems like just yesterday that Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry () raised the curtain on Hot Docs 2012, and yet the third of the film’s three scheduled screenings is already upon us (4:15 p.m...
Sundance Selects is planning a summer theatrical release for first-time director Alison Klayman’s documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry to correspond with the the famed artist/dissident’s first trip outside China since his detention there. Show More Summary
I’m really curious and excited to see this new documentary by Alison Klayman about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei and the repercussions that his outspoken life has caused. You may remember his work most recently from the field of hand-painted sunflower seeds he exhibited at the Tate Modern Turbine Hall in London. The documentary follows the [...]