Friday, May 31, 2013

Pussy Riot On Television



It is more than a year since five members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot wearing brightly coloured balaclava masks staged a short and cacophonous performance in front of the altar of Moscow's Christ The Saviour Cathedral. Their impromptu gig (in February 2012) caused immediate outrage while becoming a worldwide media sensation in the process.

Now, the documentary comes to the public.

PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER shows how the three members of Pussy Riot, Nadia, Masha and Katia battled a system determined to make an example of them, featuring footage of the defendants on trial, where they were placed in a glass cage, as well as visceral performances and rehearsals of Pussy Riot shot in and around Moscow. As they defended themselves inside the courtroom, other Pussy Riot members planned new guerrilla performances and cultivated a protest movement across the globe. Organizations like Amnesty International and celebrities such as Sting, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Madonna spoke out in support of their cause and freedom of speech worldwide. MORE HERE

The film kicks off the HBO Documentary Films summer series. That series begins  JUNE 10, 2013 9pm EDT and only on HBO. MORE HERE

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