Screen/Society--Dinner and a Movie series--"Al Weiwei: The Fake Case"
Al Weiwei: The Fake Case
(Andreas Johnsen, 2013, 86 min, Denmark, in Mandarin and English with English subtitles, Color, Blu-Ray)
After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Al Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Picking up where Alison Klayman's Al Weiwei: Never Sorry left off, AI Weiwei: The Fake Case is more explicitly political, reflecting Al's battle against the gigantic lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him. Al Weiwei is shaken, but during his year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights and free expression. The film also features the creation of S.A.C.R.E.D., a new work depicting Al's time in prison, which premiered during the Venice Biennale.
Program details: The museum cafe opens for dinner at 5 PM on Thursdays. Enjoy ample parking, time to cool off, cafe dinner specials and reserved seating. Cafe reservations can be made online at nasher.duke.edu or by calling 919-684-6032. The lecture hall will open for seating at 6:30 PM. The film begins at 7 PM.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI) and the Nasher Museum of Art