PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER / Russia, UK

WED, JULY 2, AUGUST 27, 2014   |   Pre-screening performance begins at 7PM
PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER, 2013, 88 mins. Film begins at sundown.
Directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner.

JULY 2 SCREENING HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST 27TH.

MAXIM POZDOROVKIN IN PERSON!  The director will join us on July 2nd to introduce his documentary, followed by a Q&A after the screening.

PERFORMANCE – 7PM
Tessa Makes Love: This New York band compared to Portishead, Grace Jones, and Tom Waits. TML is fronted by the Russian-born singer and classical pianist Tessa Lena whose bio reads like a Hollywood movie: From escaping a sex trafficker in China to being accused of being a Russian spy in Chicago to working with her favorite rock stars, it’s a life she never thought she would be living when she was growing up as a classical music nerd in Moscow.

SCREENING – SUNDOWN
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer: Russian punk-rock activists Pussy Riot – Katia, Masha, and Nadia – stage a balaclava-masked performance at a Moscow cathedral (protesting the head of the Orthodox Church for supporting Putin’s campaign) and earn the wrath of the regime. Their arrest and trial for “hooliganism” against the church follows. A fascinating documentary portrait of a courageous, defiant collective whose impact continues to be felt worldwide.

RESTAURANT – ALL NIGHT!
Pomegranate: The cuisine at Pomegranate is known for its subtle flavors developed with herbs, onion, garlic, peppers and many vegetables.  At Socrates, the Forest Hills-based restaurant will be serving traditional Russian cuisine like kebabs, pelmeni, grilled veggies, and baklava!

Rated R for explicit sexual content. Not appropriate for audiences under the age of 17.

Programmed by Film Forum.

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