The Cinema & Art series will present a screening of the acclaimed documentary "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" Wednesday, Oct. 3, at The Inn at Canal Square, 122 Market St. in Lewes. This documentary tells the story of one of the world's most idolized and influential Chinese artists, Ai Weiwei. A reception with light refreshments begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film screening at 7 p.m. and a post-screening discussion. This event is sponsored by the Rehoboth Beach Film Society, Rehoboth Art League and The Inn at Canal Square.
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself through art and social media. Chinese authorities demonstrate their disapproval of his actions with multiple incarcerations, beatings and bulldozing his newly built studio. “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” is the inside story of an influential man and artist who inspires global audiences while pushing the boundaries of art and politics.
First-time director Alison Klayman gained access to Ai while working as a journalist in China, and her detailed portrait provides an exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures. Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times said, "Watching 'Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry' is like experiencing a thrilling unfinished symphony: The story is enthralling, but it's not over, and there's no telling where it's going, which makes what we see on screen all the more involving."
Seating is limited and reservations are required. Nonrefundable tickets are $15 each and can be purchased at www.rehobothfilm.com or by calling 302-645-9095, Ext.1.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, visit www.rehobothfilm.com or call 302- 645-9095.