This summer’s last outdoor cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park was August 27. They showed a neorealist masterpiece Umberto D directed by De Sica (The Bicycle Thief) and documentary Pussy Riot directed by Maxim Pozdorovkin and Mike Lerner.
Pussy Riot is a story about Russian punk-rock activists Pussy Riot – Katia, Masha, and Nadia – stage a balaclava-masked performance at a Moscow cathedral (protesting the head of the Orthodox Church for supporting Putin’s campaign) and earn the wrath of the regime. Their arrest and trial for “hooliganism” against the church follows. A fascinating documentary portrait of a courageous, defiant collective whose impact continues to be felt worldwide.
I like Pussy Riot. Their fight to authority is very inspiring. They are brave yet intelligent. Their music is straight punk rock. They are still very active. Two of the member of Pussy Riot are suing the Russian government in the European court of human rights (ECHR) over their imprisonment for a 2012 “punk prayer” protest at a Moscow cathedral.
I really enjoyed this summer’s outdoor cinema at Socrates Sculpture Park. I am looking forward to seeing good movies here next summer!