AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY three out of four stars Where: Lagoon.
Now a major player on the international art scene, Ai Weiwei was little known in his homeland of China until May 2008, when 70,000 people died in an earthquake and he emerged as a political activist and cultural provocateur. Alison Klayman's intriguing film "Never Sorry" is an inviting jumble of incidents, interviews and ruminations in which we meet Ai and his family, his art dealers and supporters. Affable and unpretentious, Ai comes across as a cagey operator whose candor is very appealing. "I think it is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression," he says, adding a Sarah Palinesque footnote: "Never retreat; retweet." (Rated R.)