“Within China, the authorities can position the arrest and subsequent censoring of artist-turned-folk hero Ai Weiwei any way they please. Abroad, however, Ai’s supporters have been treated to a much more candid version of events through his conceptual art exports, by following his social-media use and via documentaries that offer his side of the story.
American Winter – 2013, NR, 90 minutes. This documentary feature film follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Filmed over the course of one winter in one American city, the film presents an intimate snapshot of the state of the nation's economy as it is playing out in millions of American families, and highlights the human consequences of the decline of the middle class and the fracturing of the American Dream.