- Film Guide
With the festivities of day one out of the way, it’s time to get into the nitty gritty of the film festival: making those Sophie’s Choices with your scheduling throughout the next two weeks, determining which movies are must sees and which will sadly have to be sacrificed due to petty concerns like ‘sleep’, ‘eating’, and ‘maintaining contact with the outside world’. There’s no shortage of choices to be made on day two either, as nearly 20 films are available for your perusal at our festival locations.
Of particular interest is the documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, part of our Passport: China series. This partially crowd-funded look at the Chinese artist slash activist is a rare glimpse into an artist’s creative process whose homeland does not champion free speech and one man’s efforts to speak truth through his art to a nation often kept in the dark. For those of you that saw and enjoyed exhibits from the MAM Summer of China series we would definitely recommend making your way to see this doc at some point during the festival. Weiwei is a tremendous personality.
Hope to see you there and then back here for day three!
Advanced tickets to Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry can be purchased online, or at any film festival box office.
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Tom Fuchs is returning for a third year as our featured festival blogger, telling you all about our daily festival picks. Tom has been on our shorts programming committee for all four years of the Milwaukee Film Festival.