Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main Street, Gloucester
Admission: normal Cape Ann Cinema ticket pricing
A Film by Ai Weiwei
Join us for a special screening of dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s award-winning film on the global refugee crisis “Human Flow,” followed by a Q&A with Cape Ann Forum chair Dan Connell and Gloucester artist Susan Erony.
We’ll take a short break after the film, so those who need to leave can do so. Admission will be according to normal Cape Ann Cinema pricing.
Shot in 23 countries across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe and North America with a crew of more than 200, including a half-dozen drone operators, the 2-hour-and-20-minute documentary, short-listed for an Oscar, captures both the scale and the intimate human dimensions of this extraordinary flood of humanity—the largest since World War 2—as no other film has managed to do.
The New York Times described it as “a bracing, often strangely beautiful movie… [that] tracks the here and there of people whose relentless ebbing and flowing make startlingly visible what news headlines repeatedly suggest: that ours is an age of ceaseless churn with no calm in sight.” Watch the trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVZGyTdk_BY
Cosponsors: Cape Ann Forum, Gloucester Lyceum, Gloucester Meeting House Foundation, Gloucester Writers Center, Rocky Neck Cultural Center and seARTS.