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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

4

Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s compelling documentary

It's a defining image of modern protest: YouTube footage showing balaclava-clad girl-punks Pussy Riot storming a Moscow cathedral. 

Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin’s doc, which charts their trial for blasphemy, is a compelling study of suffering for your art. 

 

By necessity, the defendants views only emerge via courtroom testimony, during which the women grow from naive shock merchants to eloquent martyrs. 

 

While sympathetic to their plight, the directors prove alert to the story’s wider impact, speaking to proud parents and outraged opponents alike.

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    • Jareth64

      Jul 3rd 2013, 12:11

      Stupid name, and, let's face it, their music is absolutely f**k awful. Can't people think of anything more inventive than Punk music? It's getting on a bit now.

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    • Elluke

      Jul 3rd 2013, 13:26

      Jareth64: I take it you're a white dude. From America. With no concept of the history of punk. Or Feminism. Or a concept of how the world works beyond your pickett fence? What kind of music do you want them to make? The most modern form of Trap Music? Or perhaps Techno? Or IDM? Or Black Metal? Certainly not Jazz? Punk is the most haptic form of music you can have that takes sound and turns it into a form of energy that combines dadist techniques that removes ego. I don't think they were trying to appease your limited notion of what you think music is, or should be. Anything in Russia that is not a straight, white male is being violently ridiculed and harmed all the time. Their music is'nt even to my 'taste'. I can barely listen to any Riot Grrrl music without having to try and negate the high pitched voices, but that does not make any form of music, no matter how old it is, lesser in value, worth or necessity. These girls are in pain. And more girls will continue to be in pain until people hear them. Your opinion is invalid, or perhaps just natural response to their polemicism. Good luck p***y Riot.

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    • Jareth64

      Jul 5th 2013, 12:10

      I take it you're a fat, black, Germaine Greer bird from Wales. My favourite band were The Sex Pistols when I was 16. You grow out of that stuff - I like proper music now. If this is what feminism has come to there the world's ladies are doomed, as p***y Riot's music is absolutely f**k awful, cliched, predictable c**p. It somewhat negates their message.

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