Published: March 3, 2014

Award-winning filmmaker and journalist Alison Klayman is one of documentary film’s most exciting new talents, and she will be at CU on Tuesday, March 11 to show her debut feature documentary, Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry at 7:30 p.m. in the Muenzinger Auditorium.

Never Sorry won critical acclaim and several top honors, including a Special Jury Prize at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award, the highest accolade of broadcast journalism. Never Sorry was released theatrically around the world and translated into over 25 languages. It was one of the highest grossing films last year directed by a woman, and earned Alison a Director’s Guild of America Award nomination.

"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 and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to Ai while working as a journalist in China. Her detailed portrait provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary China and one of its most compelling public figures." - From the film's website