Wed, Sep 23, 2020
Ai Wei Wei : Yours Truly
Co-presented by O Cinema and Oolite Arts, Art Films presents the best of films by and about artists, followed by a post-film discussion. This edition will feature an online free screening of “Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly,” followed by a post-film discussion with director Cheryl Haines & Oolite Arts VP of Programming Esther Park.
All attendees must RSVP before 4:00pm on September 23rd to participate.
Human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. At the core of the installation, called @Large, were portraits of prisoners of conscience coupled with the opportunity to write letters of solidarity to the imprisoned.
In her impassioned and powerful film, director Cheryl Haines captures this monumental exhibition from conception to fruition, and as well visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, to learn how these letters were vital to their survival.
7:00 pm: Film
8:25 pm: Q&A with director Cheryl Haines and Oolite Arts VP of Programming Esther Park