Oct 13 | Opening Event for “Turn It On” Documentary Film Festival curated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen

On behalf of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, I am writing to invite you, your students, and your colleagues to the opening event for “Turn It On: China On Film, 2000–2017,” a film festival curated by Ai Weiwei and Wang Fen. This ten week series of documentaries by China’s most daring artists and filmmakers kicks off on Friday, October 13 at 6:30 pm here at the museum. The evening will consist of introductions by Ai Weiwei and Alexandra Munroe and the US premiere of Nightingale, Not the Only Voice directed by Tang Danhong. Following the screening, Tang Danhong will participate in a discussion and audience Q&A with Chip Rolley of PEN America.Students may purchase a special $10 ticket by visiting the website[guggenheim.org]. For those who no longer hold student IDs but are interested in attending, use the promo code TIOFRIEND to reserve a discounted ticket at the members price.

See below for more information and feel free to email publicprograms@guggenheim.org if you have any questions.

Thank you, and we hope to see you there!

All best,

Nightingale, Not the Only Voice不是唯一的歌喉, 2000
Directed by Tang Danhong
Mandarin with English subtitles, 180 min.

Nightingale, Not the Only Voice follows the lives of three artists, including the film’s director, on their shared journey through real and psychological oppression to self-discovery. Tang Danhong examines her past—particularly her relationship with her parents—and looks at the painful, formative moments that inform her current psychological state, her life, and her art.

The October 13 screening includes a Q&A with Tang Danhong, moderated by Chip Rolley, Senior Director of Literary Programs, PEN America. Advance tickets are recommended. $20, $15 members, $10 students. Refreshments will be available for purchase in The Wright[guggenheim.org] from 5:15–6:30 pm.

Visit guggenheim.org/turniton[guggenheim.org] for the full festival schedule and more information.

Alan Seise
Public Programs Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10128
Phone 212 360 4326
Fax 212 360 4344