Join us for the premiere of Pussy Riot The Movement, narrated by Darryl Hannah at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills.
Pussy Riot The Movement chronicles the true life odyssey of the girls who rocked a country and continue to fight for human rights throughout the world. The documentary follows Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the latter two through their harsh two year sentences for playing music calling for freedom. What started as a punk rock collective has catapulted into a world movement for human rights.
The Movie briefly reviews the events that led to the harsh two-year sentences of Pussy Riot members for singing a punk rock song in Moscow's most important cathedral. Their message about the growing repression in Russia by Putin's regime caught the world's attention like no other dissidents before them and turned the avant garde feminist group into a worldwide symbol of freedom.The film goes beyond the trial, to the women's prison experiences.
The film crew is embedded in a violent demonstration that produces stunning footage. Included are exclusive interviews with Katia Samutsevich, the Pussy Riot member who was released, families of the women, famed Russian journalist, Masha Gessen, artists and dissidents. Also included is a trip to the penal colony where Nadia Tolokonnikova served her sentence. Pussy Riot The Movement explores the questions: Where are the freedoms guaranteed in the Russian Constitution? Is Putin writing his own "amendments" to the Constitution? Why doesn't the Constitution work?" Has Pussy Riot had a lasting impact on the fight for freedom in Russia? Can they start a movement?