Documentary recounts tale of feminist art collective Pussy Riot, arrested after they performed a 40-second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral.
HBO Documentary Films picked up U.S. television rights to “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer” at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Sunday.
Directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, the film made its world premiere Friday night to a sold-out Park City crowd.
“Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer” tells the story of three young women: Nadia, Masha and Katia. As members of the feminist art collective Pussy Riot, they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral. This performance led to their arrest on charges of religious hatred and culminated in a trial that has reverberated around the world. With unparalleled access and exclusive footage, this film looks at the real people behind their now famous colorful balaclavas.
Produced by Lerner and Pozdorovkin, “Pussy Riot – A Punk Prayer” was executive produced by Martin Herring and Havana Marking for Roast Beef Productions; Maxyne Franklin for Britdoc Bertha Fund; Nick Fraser and Kate Townsend for BBC Storyville, and; Nick Quested and Christina Willoughby for Goldcrest Films International.
Cinetic Media negotiated the deal with HBO Documentary Films. Goldcrest Films International is handling international sales.