Richmond screening of British documentary PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER

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340 - 7000 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC
Canada

Join us for a special screening of the riveting British documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

Wednesday, April 23

7:00pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Room 340, Richmond Caring Place
7000 Minoru Blvd
Richmond, BC

Tickets are $10 at the door or available in advance during office hours of the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, 110-7000 Minoru Blvd, 604-279-7060.

“In the winter of 2011, after a controversial election, Vladimir Putin was reinstalled as president of Russia. In response, hundreds of thousands of citizens rose up all over the country to challenge the legitimacy of Putin’s rule. Among them were a group of young, radical-feminist punk rockers, better known as Pussy Riot. Wearing colored balaclavas, tights, and summer dresses, they entered Moscow’s most venerated cathedral and dared to sing “Mother Mary, Banish Putin!” Now they have become victims of a show trial. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?”

This is a Richmond Women’s Resource Centre fundraiser – please join us!

Restricted to 18+

Note: Free parking after 4 pm at Granville Street side parking area of Caring Place.

“The women of Pussy Riot have an idea of what the new Russia should sound like; Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer shows just how hard it is to make that new world audible.” –Village Voice

“Not the most talented rockers, but certainly the most courageous.” –The Scotsman

“Even if you may not be putting a Pussy Riot song on your next playlist, there is something so of-the-moment and exciting about the group that “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer” feels important…” –LA Times

“Documentaries, like thrillers, need charismatic leads. And a twist. This smart British project delivers on both fronts.” –London Evening Standard

“Naive they may be, but they have courage – certainly compared to the swaggering, hatchet-faced male bullies ranged against them.” –The Guardian

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