Thursday 27th June | Rich Mix Cinema
On February 21st, 2012, following the controversial re-election of Vladimir Putin, Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot committed a very public act of defiance on the altar of Moscow's most venerated cathedral. Their 40 second 'punk prayer', performed in their now iconic multi-coloured balaclavas, openly challenged Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church, and set in motion one of the greatest 'show trials' of recent times.
With unparalleled access, Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer puts a personal face on an act of rebellion, going beyond the media furore and following three women prepared to defend their actions whatever it may cost them.
Co-director Mike Lerner joined us for a post-screening Q&A.