AI WEIWEI: YOURS TRULY
“One of the great films of the year! A near-perfect look at Weiwei’s art installation that took place on Alcatraz Island. Truly magical…a must-see!”-Steve Kopian, Unseen films
Ends August 6
The story of the film Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly begins with the remarkable exhibition @Large: Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz, organized in 2014 by director Cheryl Haines, founder of San Francisco’s FOR-SITE Foundation.
Following Ai Weiwei’s detention at the hands of the Chinese authorities, the outspoken artist and activist transformed the former island penitentiary of Alcatraz into an artistic platform. The resulting exhibition engaged nearly 900,000 visitors in a conversation about the plight of prisoners of conscience around the world.
Directed by Cheryl Haines, 2019. English, Mandarin, and Arabic. 78 mins.
Price: $10 (50% of proceeds support the Roxie Theater)
Rental Period: 72 hours