Ai Weiwei is China's most celebrated contemporary artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. First-time director Alison Klayman gained unprecedented access to the charismatic artist, as well as his family and others close to him, while working as a journalist in Beijing. In the years she filmed, government authorities shut down the artist's blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention—all while Time magazine named him as runner-up for 2011’s Person of the Year. This compelling documentary is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.
Bing Theater | FAQs | Followed by Q&A with director Alison Klayman
Tickets are free; limit two tickets per membership | Proof of member status is required to pick up tickets.
General public, LACMA members, seniors (62+), and students with valid ID can reserve their tickets starting Thursday, July 5 at 5 pm.
Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club members can reserve their tickets starting Thursday, June 28 at 5 pm | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets. Call 323 857-6010 or reserve online.
Tickets can be picked up starting at noon on Saturday, July 21, and must be picked up at least fifteen minutes prior to the screening before being released to the standby line. Your reservation does not guarantee entry to the screening. Program subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.