From Oscar® nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Werner Herzog, RED ARMY is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union.
RED ARMY is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.
with support from Jane Pickens Theater
6:00 PM – Pre-film food reception courtesy of Boru Noodle Bar, Cash Bar
7:00 PM – Film followed by Q&A (skype) with director Gabe Polsky, moderated by Brad Read (Executive Director of Sail Newport & hockey enthusiast)
Mature subject matter but appropriate for audiences (ages 12+) who appreciate sports and/or history
|Run time:||85 minutes|
|Producers:||Werner Herzog, Jerry Weintraub, Liam Satre-Meloy|
Unbelievable-but-true. A human story that transcends decades, borders and ideologies.
The obscure hockey documentary that every American needs to see.