What They're Saying About Ai Weiwei's HUMAN FLOW, Opening Friday October 20 at the AFS Cinema

Ai Weiwei on location, filming HUMAN FLOW

Internationally acclaimed artist, activist and filmmaker Ai Weiwei’s newest film HUMAN FLOW, opening this Friday, October 20 for daily screenings at the AFS Cinema.

Ai captures the magnitude of the global refugee crisis with stunning cinematography. By turns heartbreaking and breathtaking, this documentary, shot in 23 countries worldwide, is a visually beautiful and empathetic look at the state of the world today.

Join us after the 3:00 PM screening on Sunday, October 22 for a panel discussion with Andrea Mellard from The Contemporary Austin, Kay Mailander from the Community Wellness Program of Refugee Services of Texas and Simone Talma Flowers of Interfaith Action of Central Texas.

Read what critics are saying about Weiwei’s HUMAN FLOW:

Matt Fagerholm at rogerebert.com says “Human Flow” is a towering achievement from one of the world’s foremost champions of human rights.

Joe Morgenstern writes in the Wall Street Journal that "This movie, a testament to the power of seeing, provides a long and uncommonly vivid look at a human crisis that's changing the face of our planet."

Kate Taylor of the Globe and Mail observes that "Ai simply bears witness in a film that, like many of his sculptural pieces, establishes a creative tension between its giant scale and its individual pieces."

In other words, it's good. It's powerful. It resonates under the touch of a great artist. You'll want to see this one on the big screen. Tickets are available now.

Also, you can visit two sculptures by Ai Weiwei in Austin through 2018.

Iron Tree Trunk is on view at The Contemporary Austin – Laguna Gloria (3809 W. 35th St.). Forever Bicycles is on view at the Waller Delta (74 Trinity St.) as part of The Contemporary Austin’s Museum Without Walls program and partnership with Waller Creek Conservancy.

Learn more: thecontemporaryaustin.org/aiweiwei.

Watch the trailer for HUMAN FLOW here: