Awards: 3, including Audience Choice Award Chicago International Film Festival
Directors: Gabe Polsky
Language: English, Russian with subtitles
Country: USA, Russia
Rating: PG: Language
Runs: 1 hours, 16 minutes
Cold war shinny! A documentary history of the Soviet Red Army hockey team from Stalin to Putin. Blending some astounding archive footage, KGB confessions and analysis, Red Army offers unique insight into Russian politics while documenting super star “Slava” Fetisov’s journey from national hero to despised defector.
“Terrific..even if you don’t give two hoots about hockey” Seattle Times
“A spirited, inspiring, often very funny film” – The Washington Post
“A subject I know nothing about, it held me in its grip from start to finish” – Indiewire
“Reminds us that our obsession with victory always carries a human cost” – New York Magazine
“Emotionally charged, viscerally exciting” Roger Ebert.com
by Drew Juby
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As an added bonus – members of the Knights of Meaford will be on hand wearing their new sweaters to greet and salute you with a ceremonial tapping of their sticks as you walk the red carpet to the party tent.