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HBO Lands Pussy Riot Documentary

January 22, 2013  |  10:30am
HBO Lands Pussy Riot Documentary

Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer—a documentary delving into the captivating story of the Russian feminist punk collective—recently premiered at the Sundance Film Film Festival and was purchased by HBO, Billboard reported.

Viewers will soon get a more in depth look at the arrest and trial of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich thanks to filmmakers Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin. Last year the women were arrested following a “punk prayer” protest at Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, later being found guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred or hostility” and sentenced to two years in prison.

HBO hasn’t yet announced a premiere date for the film. The Sundance Film Festival runs through Jan. 27 in Park City, Utah.

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