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Official US Trailer for the Pussy Riot Documentary 'Act & Punishment'

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December 13, 2017
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Act & Punishment Trailer

"Revolution or media noise?" Cleopatra Entertainment has released a new trailer for a documentary about the controversial, radical rock band Pussy Riot, titled Act & Punishment. The film profiles their activist careers, by following them closely since they were released from prison in 2012. It examines "their evolution from mere political activists through their formation of a punk rock band destined to bring their message of revolution to the masses and beyond." Pussy Riot is also launching a tour in the US in 2018 right after this doc premieres on VOD, and it's all tied together to help bring more attention to these badass ladies. The film stars actual Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich. This looks like a wild, bold look at how much noise they made and the importance of troublemakers today.

Here's the official US trailer for Yevgeni Mitta's documentary Act & Punishment, direct from YouTube:

Act & Punishment Poster

The documentary follows the Russian all-girl punk rock band "Pussy Riot" - the real ‘jail-bait’ band - who stood up to government human rights oppression in the country and paid the ultimate price with their incarceration in 2011. Following their release from prison in 2012, their story is told in this stunning documentary film that covers their evolution from mere political activists through their formation of a punk rock band destined to bring their message of revolution to the masses and beyond. Act & Punishment is directed by Russian filmmaker Yevgeni Mitta, of the doc Vinogradov and Dubosarskiy. Commissioned Painting. previously. This film first premiered at the Riga Film Festival in 2015 and played at a few other European fests, but didn't get picked up in the US until very recently. Cleopatra will release the doc on VOD starting January 23rd, 2018, coinciding with a 2018 US tour by the band to promote the film. Who's in?

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments

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They are not everyone's cup of tea, that's for sure, but I have and still support them. In many ways, they seem to contradict themselves, but I also think that reason for that are the conditions of possibilities they came from. It's definitely one think to be in the middle of all that and it's another to be out of it as an observer. None of it is neutral ...

shiboleth on Dec 13, 2017

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Hey Bo! It's always hard to distinguish between awareness and thirst for excess in some cases. But I think this is not the case here, not at all. The big problem here is a context. They are coming from something that used to be called The Second World, a post communist world, my world, full of contradictions on every step. Yeah, I know something about that and the history of these girls, but I think they are in fact desperate in a world where there's no real tolerance, no real exception from the mainstream values in this world and not much space to really make a difference. I could elaborate much more, but generally, they deserve support since they are doing what they can and, as some might say, with the heart on the right side of things. Nice talking to you, Bo. Cheers back ...

shiboleth on Dec 14, 2017

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Thanks for your thoughts, too, Bo. Yes, I might be just a bit more aware of my part of the world. I wouldn't know if that is always a privilege. It's a mixed up world in many respects. Of course, there are some good things around here, but things could be better. Probably a lot better. As for the perspective from my side of terrain, well, that's not always easy to explain.I would say that's a big problem from the start. Namely, what is the position of someone who is trying to change something in Russia or in Eastern Europe? And are those girls aware of all the limitations (which probably come with them like some kind of unwanted heritage, no matter how strongly the hope to be rid of it) they show in front of the world?One of the battle there might be the fight for broadening a perspective. In a sense, I know I come from the limited worldview, what should I do, how much do I have to be radical to change it and what not? And are those I am talking to, I am performing for, are they that true public that I need, that will listen to me, that will show some wanted response? That can't be easy and I believe it's hard to make some well founded statement about anything in a world that has become resilient to any change. I don't know, it's a tough subject, but I agree, it takes a courage, especially for women to do something. And there are more and more women (and not only women, of course) around here (and elsewhere) showing the courage and the will to do something about the state of affairs since the societies in this part of the world are just crumbling under the weight of incompetence, political and social hypocrisy and under so many other ugly things. They don't always agree on the method, but that's just another problem we are all facing. Anyway, tough subject I don't want write too much about and use too much space here. But I guess, you get me enough to understand what I mean. Thanks for your interest in that. Have a nice time over there ...

shiboleth on Dec 14, 2017

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The "ultimate price" should be reserved for those who die in action for the preservation of other life.

DAVIDPD on Dec 14, 2017

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