“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. Danish director Andreas Johnsen’s Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case picks up where Alison Klayman’s Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry left off, serving as not just an update, but an even more galvanizing call for reform.” Peter Debruge, Variety.
86 minutes; Mandarin and English
Magnolia at the Modern is an ongoing series featuring critically acclaimed films. Tickets are $9; $7 for Modern members; $6 for Reel People. The Sunday noon show time is half price. Advance sales begin two hours prior to each show.