Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer (2013) watch online free, reviews

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Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial – three young artists or the society they live in?

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

The women of Pussy Riot have an idea of what the new Russia should sound like; Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer shows just how hard it is to make that new world audible.

This documentary by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin argues that Pussy Riot suffered an old-fashioned Soviet show trial, and what emerges is the effrontery and hypocrisy of Putin’s attempt to associate these three young women with the Bolsheviks’ suppres

Even if you may not be putting a Pussy Riot song on your next playlist, there is something so of-the-moment and exciting about the group that Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer feels important, if not fully complete.

Helmers Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin… don’t quite get to the issues behind the trio’s infamous performance at the historic Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow last year, but the young women’s vulnerability and defiance make for stirring viewing.

Despite some shortcomings, Pussy Riot remains a significant contribution to the ongoing dialogue assessing the current state of Russian society and culture, as well as the sometimes tenuous status of free speech in the free world.

Pussy Riot: A Punk’s Prayer is about an interesting topic, but the film itself is not quite up to snuff.