Renowned filmmaker Ai Weiwei brings to the forefront the worldwide refugee crisis with his new film HUMAN FLOW, which has been deemed by the Hollywood Reporter as “engrossing” and “visually stunning.” After its award-winning premiere at the Venice Film Festival, HUMAN FLOW has received resounding critical acclaim.
Here’s a snapshot of what the critics are saying:
“A towering achievement from one of the world’s foremost champions of human rights.” -RogerEbert.com
“This is angry, thoughtful, straightforward activist journalism: blunt, simple and impossible to ignore.” -TimeOut
“Human Flow stuns: It reveals the full breadth of a catastrophe that we might usually think of as piecemeal.” -Village Voice
Alongside its opening at Angelika New York, we were honored to host a Q&A with filmmaker Ai Weiwei.Click here to view the full photo album from the Q&A!
Additionally, the theater is presently collecting donations for New York Public Library’s Immigrant Services Fund. Guests who donate $1 or more when they visit the theater box office are entitled to pick up on of the exclusive ‘HUMAN FLOW’ wristbands on-site, while supplies last.
About the film:
In an epic film journey led by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, HUMAN FLOW gives a powerful visual expression to this massive human migration. The documentary elucidates both the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Captured over the course of a year amid 23 countries, the film follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretches across the globe, and acts as a witness to its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter and justice; from the haunting lure of lives left behind to the unknown potential of the future. This visceral work of cinema is a testament to the unassailable human spirit and poses one of the questions that will define this century: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?
This stunning, and no-doubt timely film is now playing at the Angelika New York, and opens Friday 10/20 on Manhattan’s Upper East Side at East 86th Street Cinema. It also opens at Angelika Dallas and Angelika Plano on Friday 10/20, and 10/27 at Angelika Carmel Mountain.