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Richmond International Film Festival (RIFF)

Film on Spotlight: “Pussy V Putin,” which will screen at RIFF on Saturday March 1st at Sound of Music, 1515 W. Broad Street. Limited tickets available, so act quick on this one!

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Imagine living under a dictator that oppresses women on a daily basis. Imagine being held to double standards and finally standing up for equality and freedom. Imagine speaking the truth about your Government regime to fight for equal rights, and getting imprisoned for it. Such was the case with the Pussy Riot band when they took a stand against Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, by singing their feminist and political activist songs in public. Produced and directed by Vasily Bogatov from the Russian Federation, this documentary feature follows a remarkable group of women that refused to submit to a sexist government and a life of oppression. Featuring the Pussy Riot Band and its supporters, the film documents the band’s actions, from when they first started, to their public events and performances, and finally, their detainment and prosecution trial. This documentary shows just how much courage and sacrifice it takes to fight against your Government for what it right.

Tickets: Tickets can be purchased on the RIFF website at www.rvafilmfestival.com or via Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/559692  $12 General Admission / $7 Students/Seniors.

Synopsis: The film is about brave young women that spoke the truth about Russian political situation and struck a strong blow to usurping regime and about the revenge by regime. The film shows the entire history of “Pussy Riot” from its first public appearance and until verdict and imprisonment. The history is shown from within this secret team. Besides three girls already known, other band members are now wanted by police.

Total run time, 63 minutes.

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