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Red Army

Red Army
Documentary, History, Biography | 2015 | PG. 1hr 16min
CAST: Viacheslav Fetisov, Scotty Bowman, Mark Deakins DIRECTOR: Gabe Polsky TUESDAY FILM SERIES

From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, 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.

A terrifically engaging flashback to the glory days of the Soviet national ice hockey team.
Justin Chang, Variety
A slick, witty, fast-moving blend of sports story and history lesson with clear appeal beyond the hockey-fan demographic.
Stephen Dalton, Hollywood Reporter
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