Cleopatra Music and Films, with sales and distribution expertise provided my MVD Entertainment Group, has selected Jan. 23 as the DVD debut date for documentary filmmaker Evgeny Mitta’s Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trails.
The story of the punk rock group Voina’s female exodus by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Mariya Alyokhina to join with Yekaterina Samutsevich (and others) to form the feminist punk rock group (or troupe) known as Pussy Riot and their rise to fame (or notoriety) plays out in this insightful documentary by Russian artist-turned-filmmaker Evgeny Mitta.
The trio — who along with their Pussy Riot compatriots — would stage impromptu public performances (which, were of course, forbidden) and film them (punk rock music videos) and that would eventually lead to their arrest, trial and imprisonment for “premeditated hooliganism.”
The great irony is that their arrest and trial took these members of the punk rock group Pussy Riot from Moscow-based troublemakers to international celebrities!!
Act & Punishment: The Pussy Riot Trails is in Russian with English subtitles.