HBO buys TV rights to Pussy Riot documentary

HBO buys TV rights to Pussy Riot documentary

Following its world premiere at Sundance this past weekend, HBO has officially purchased the US television rights for Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The documentary from the director/producer team of Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin details the Russian band's trial and first five months of the two-year incarceration in two of the country's most grueling prison camps, which its members received after staging a musical demonstration against Putin and his "exploitative" agenda. Calling it a "classic courtroom drama," Lerner previously told Rolling Stone his film was really about "feminism on trial," and termed it "one of the stories of the decade." 

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