REVIEWSDVDACT & PUNISHMENT: THE PUSSY RIOT TRIALS

ACT & PUNISHMENT REVIEWED “Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials” follows the Russian band as they took a stand against the coward Putin and his oppressive regime. While three members were sentenced to prison for 2 years, this documentary explores their moral victory. While the material is stunning, the amount of garbage coming out of Russia is hitting record levels. While these acts didn’t happen that long ago, it feels like it might as...
January 15, 20182 min

ACT & PUNISHMENT REVIEWED

“Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trials” follows the Russian band as they took a stand against the coward Putin and his oppressive regime. While three members were sentenced to prison for 2 years, this documentary explores their moral victory. While the material is stunning, the amount of garbage coming out of Russia is hitting record levels. While these acts didn’t happen that long ago, it feels like it might as well have been 20 years ago. I applaud what Pussy Riot did and wished we had an American equivalent, but so much of it feels slight now.

If you check out this documentary and enjoyed the material, then deep dive into Pussy Riot. A ton of their music is pretty awesome.

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Trailer
  • Photo Gallery

A/V STATS

  • 1.78:1 standard definition transfer
  • Dolby 2.0

RELEASE DATE: 2/13/18

  • 88%
    Video - 88%
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    Audio - 88%
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    Supplemental Material - 90%
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    Film Score - 93%
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The Plot Thus Far

Russian activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich decide to separate from the well-known activist group Voina and create their own group named PUSSY RIOT that would express their ideas of female independence, combining activism, feminism and punk rock music. Pussy Riot quickly draws public attention after a show on the Lobnoye Mesto in the Red Square where they accuse the authorities of sexism, singing the song “Putin Turned Chicken.” This performance lands them in a police station amid much mass media attention. Pussy Riot then decide to conduct a punk rock church service in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, sparking interest from journalists and cameramen who manage to film it. Three of the girls are arrested and threatened with seven years in prison, as a number of world stars express their support for the artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paul McCartney, Madonna and Franz Ferdinand. They are offered liberty if they agree to confess and repent for their “crime”. Refusing to budge, the court sentences them instead to two years in prison. Their defeat in court becomes their moral victory, as Pussy Riot are cheered on by thousands of their new-found fans and supporters worldwide.

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