The documentary, directed by Alison Klayman, debuted last year at the
The documentary was made before Ai's arrest and provides an inside look at his life, artistic process and complex public persona. The movie follows him on his daily life in his Beijing studio -- cats galore -- as well as his 2010 visit to London for the "Sunflower Seeds" installation at the Tate Modern.
"Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry" contains some mature content, including repeated images of the artist raising his middle finger. The impolite gesture is a recurring motif in his art.
The Times visited Ai in his Beijing studio last year on the occasion of the documentary's U.S. release.
Times critic Kenneth Turan wrote in his review of the documentary that "the story is enthralling, but it's not over, and there's no telling where it's going. Which makes what we see on screen all the more involving."