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HBO Will Air Pussy Riot Documentary

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Pussy Riot Documentary HBO

Pussy Riot may not be free, but they are bought.

HBO has purchased Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer after its Sundance premiere.

The filmmakers couldn't be happier- putting their film on HBO can often mean the most eyes possible for a documentary.

And it means a lot to them that people see the girls' side of the story. Co-director Maxim Pozdorovkin says:

"The film features footage from their trial, so you see how Pussy Riot turn it into a sort of performance. The girls really flourish and take on this role that's thrust on them.

In the seventies, Russia didn't have a punk movement, so Pussy Riot is like 'God Save The Queen' for them."

Co-director Mike Lerner really wants you to care about the girls. He says:

"We also interviewed their families and lawyers. And we have candid footage of the girls chatting privately right before the trial.

We want to show what Masha, Nadia and Katia are like as individuals - why they did what they did, and how they've responded since."

It sounds like the film will be taking an incredibly intimate look at the iconic tale. Sounds interesting even without the reality!

But the fact that two girls are still in prison makes this doc a truly important watch!

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3 comments to “HBO Will Air Pussy Riot Documentary”

  1. thebigboot says – reply to this


    1

    So what you're saying is the next time GLAAD or some gay organization is having a function I can run in and start spouting my politics and you won't get mad? Because that's what this group did in a church.



  2. 2

    Go to Amnesty International and post your comment of support for them.



  3. 3

    I feel for them, but didn't they already know how tough Putin was? He has thrown oligarchs in prison for much longer terms, and what was their crime? Hope he frees Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and these women.