PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER / Russia, UK (rescheduled for Aug 27)

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. (double feature with the Italian film, Umberto D.)

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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