STARTS STREAMING WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 FOR $10
Once you purchase an “e-ticket” you will be sent a link & password to view the film. The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 50/50. You can watch Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly for 72 hours after you receive a link via email. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“One of the great films of the year! A near-perfect look at Weiwei’s art installation that took place on Alcatraz Island. Truly magical … a must-see!” – Steve Kopian, Unseen Films
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 monumental 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 visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and learns how these letters were vital to their survival. (Dir. by Cheryl Haines, 2019, USA, in English/Mandarin/Arabic with English subtitles, 78 mins., Not Rated)