VIRTUAL CINEMAPOLIS SCREENINGS BEGIN 7/24
72 hour rental available for $10
What is virtual cinema?
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 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 captures this monumental exhibition from conception to fruition, and as well visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, to learn how these letters were vital to their survival.
Director: Cheryl Haines
Presented in collaboration with the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival
FLEFF VIRTUAL TALK BACK – THURSDAY, JULY 30 at 6 PM
FLEFF co-directors, Dr. Patricia Zimmerman and Dr. Thomas Shevory, will be joined by Dr. Leah Shafer (Media and Society, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Dr. Zhang Zhen (Cinema Studies and Director, Asian Film and Media Initiative, New York University) for an open discussion forum of this compelling new documentary.
Register Here via Zoom.
“A very absorbing and valuable documentary that movingly puts Ai’s work into personal context.”
–Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian