Boston Premiere: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 7 p.m. – Filmmaker Q&A Follows Free Screening

Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom


Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer tells the story of three young women, Nadia, Masha and Katia of the feminist art collective “Pussy Riot,” who face seven years in a Russian prison for a 40-second satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation and the world beyond, three young artists or the society they live in?


Maxim Pozdorovkin

Co-director Maxim Pozdorovkin is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and media artist based in New York. Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Award. The film has played at film festivals around the world and premiered domestically on HBO. Pozdorovkin’s first feature film, Capital, received The 2012 National Society of Film Critics - Film Heritage Award. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and is presently an artist fellow at Harvard's Society of Fellows. His next film, The Notorious Mr. Bout, is a feature length documentary about the international arms dealer Viktor Bout and is slated to premiere in early 2014.