This Thursday, see Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

If Ivy Film Festival is taking an aggressive approach in marketing their next screening, it’s because Ai Wei Wei has shown that brazen confrontation gets attention. Through provocative art and digital activism, he has come to be one of China’s most outspoken political dissidents. On Thursday, his loud voice and stubby middle finger will reach Brown’s campus. Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry is an in-depth look at the public life of Ai Wei Wei and the state of modern China. Director, producer and co-editor Alison Klayman ’06 spent two years documenting his thoughts and exploits until he was incarcerated in 2011. Though it’s her first feature documentary, the Brown alumna is already garnering high praise for Never Sorry. The film won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance at this year’s Sundance Festival. She’ll be there to answer questions after the screening and make us all feel self-conscious about our post-graduation plans. The movie starts at 7 p.m. in List 120, doors opening 30 minutes prior.

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