Thursday, June 13, 2013

Competition: Tickets to see 'Pussy Riot! - A Punk Prayer for Freedom', 23rd June 2013


Competition time!

The Open City Documentary Festival has kindly given me a prize of a pair of tickets for Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom on 23rd July at 3pm in the Bloomsbury Theatre in London.

The film is a documentary produced by HBO, being screened as part of the Open City Docs Fest.  
"On Feb. 21, 2012, members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, donning their colorful trademark balaclavas, or ski masks, participated in a 40-second “punk prayer protest” on the altar of Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral before being detained. Arrested and tried for trespassing, wearing “inappropriate” sleeveless dresses and disrupting social order, Nadia, Masha and Katia were accused of religious hatred in a trial that reverberated around the world and transformed the face of Russian society. 
An official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award for Punk Spirit, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER tells their story with exclusive interviews and unprecedented access to courtroom footage. 
Filmed over the course of six months by directors Mike Lerner (HBO’s “Afghan Star”) and Maxim Pozdorovkin, PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER reveals the real people behind the balaclavas. Through interviews with band members, family and the defense team and unprecedented footage of the trial, the film highlights the forces that transformed these women from playful political activists to modern-day icons, exposing the state of Russian justice in the modern era."
This is a subject close to my heart.  I've attended protests at the Russian Embassy in London and theatrical recreations of the trial.  I've written extensively about the case here: 

To win these tickets: 

Simply email me or comment below with the most abrasive, punk-rock as hell all-girl band name you can come up with. Something that'll strike terror into the hearts of misogynists! Something that'd look great on a faded t-shirt! Something that the very sound of will make the patriarchy shudder in panic and run for the hills!

Admittedly 'Pussy Riot' is hard to beat - but I'm sure you can come up with something great.

I'll post the best ones on Monday morning and announce the winner.

The competition is CLOSED.

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1 Responses to “Competition: Tickets to see 'Pussy Riot! - A Punk Prayer for Freedom', 23rd June 2013”

Kitty said...
June 13, 2013 at 8:29 PM

Gash Attack!


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