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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
Director: Gabe Polsky
Producers: Werner Herzog, Jerry Weintraub, Liam Satre-Meloy
Red Army
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Time Magazine

Premiered at Cannes Film Festival

Unbelievable-but-true. A human story that transcends decades, borders and ideologies.

Time Magazine


LA Times


Wall Street Journal

Official Selction of: Telluride Film Festival New York Film Festival Toronto Film Festival

The obscure hockey documentary that every American needs to see.

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