The trailer for AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, which documents Chinese artist-activist-dissident Ai Weiwei’s politically charged art installations and dramatic run-ins with the authorities, is out now, and you’re going to want to watch this one. Directed by Alison Klayman, AI WEIWEI won a Special Jury Prize for Spirit of Defiance at this year’s Sundance Film Festival:
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Going to the movies should never, ever be stressful (unless, of course, you’re planning on seeing the latest Lars von Trier flick). You want to see something new and relevant so that you can talk it up with your know-it-all friends. But you don’t want to sit through the one film that everyone thought would be great but… isn’t. So here is our formula, simplifying the should-you-see-it conundrum:
5 new releases x 2 critical samplings = what you should go see.
Simple enough, right? This week we have a misunderstood musical legend, some vulgar neighborhood watchmen, a well-mannered hit man, a devoted disabled couple and an artist/activist who’ll never apologize.
Going to Sundance is exciting for everyone from film lovers to those of us click-clacking away behind keyboards. But it must be a whole different ballgame for filmmakers who’ve gotten their projects into competition. To find out what that’s like we sat down with some of the folks behind this year’s slate of competition films: