August 6, 2012
A MARVELOUS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT AN ARTIST WHOSE LIFE IS A CONSTANT FIGHT FOR FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION. THIS IS A FILM ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL WHOSE MISSION TRANSCENDS HIS PROFESSION.
Tuesday July 31st, Gore Vidal, one of the world's most prolific and at times, most controversial writers, died at the age of eighty-six; his iconic quotes have been bantered in newspapers, talk shows over the last few days. As I watched this stupendous documentary (made by first time filmmaker Alison Klayman) about Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei, one of Vidal's bon mots resonated: "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."...
As Westerners, with an abundance of largesse, it is impossible to fathom the loss of our First Amendment privileges; herein, is the essence of this intelligent, forthright story of a man whose daily existence could, at any second be extinguished, because of his intractable will to speak, create and struggle for, not only his inalienable rights but for rights of every man, woman and child in China...
FOUR & 1/2 STARS!!!!
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