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Films & Schedules - RED ARMY

RED ARMY

Sat, Feb 14, 2015
at 3:30 PM (Cinema 21)
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Mon, Feb 16, 2015
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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RED ARMY

DIRECTOR: GABE POLSKY - UNITED STATES

Whether or not you know anything about hockey, or US-Soviet cold war history, you’ll be entertained by Polsky’s fascinating story of the intersection of sports and politics. Played out on Olympic ice, Red Army chronicles the rise and fall of the dynastic Soviet Army Hockey Team, revisiting the era using an incredible collection of archival material from both sides of the Iron Curtain. Featuring revealing commentary from the players themselves, including one of Russia’s greatest players Slava Fetisov, the film skillfully balances the personal and political drama behind one of hockey’s greatest stories, revealing the thin line between national hero and political enemy. “[A] stirring, crazy story—a Russian novel of Tolstoyan sweep and Gogol-esque absurdity.”—The New York Times. In English and Russian with English subtitles.

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85 Minutes    

Interests: History, Documentary.

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