Pussy Riot Documentary To Premiere At Sundance Film Festival

A new documentary detailing the story of imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot will premiere at Sundance Film Festival next year.

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A new documentary detailing the story of imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot will premiere at Sundance Film Festival next year.

According to HitFix, the documentary, directed by Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin, tells the tale of the three Pussy Riot members arrested in March 2012 and the subsequent court case which saw them imprisoned for hooliganism following a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin inside a Moscow cathedral. The Sundance Film Festival takes place in Utah and will run between January 17-27 2013.

Meanwhile, the jailed members of Pussy Riot have been nominated for Time magazine's Influential Person Of The Year Award. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich, the latter of whom has been freed on probation, are collectively up for the prestigious title, one of a 38-strong long-list of nominees.

Also up for the title are such luminaries as Barack Obama, Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgauter, Apple CEO Tim Cook, "Fifty Shades Of Grey" author E L James, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and the Higgs Boson particle. The only other musicians on the list are Jay-Z and Psy. The winner will be named by the magazine's editors on December 21, while a 'people's choice', based on votes cast on the magazine's website, will be revealed a week earlier.

Watch a video message from other members of Pussy Riot below.

Thanks for the report to NME.com.

7 comments sorted by best / new / date

    DaireBass
    They shouldn't have went to jail and all, but their music is some of the worst I have ever heard in my entire life.
    explosionate
    It's totally going to snowball out of control. All the hipsters will latch on and convince each other it's good music until it's this huge cult band. Kind of like Velvet Underground, but far far worse.
    Rastapunk
    Man that is outrageous... Prison for this shit. What kind of World do we live in?
    Crimson.King
    Damn...this gave me chills...whether I like their music or not, I love what they stand for. The last time I heard someone using music to protest an oppresive gov't was the Dead Kennedy's during the Reagan years...you go girls.
    Jasmo74
    It is very good they are in jail.Should stay there 5 years. I am sick of liberal BS Russia needs strong leader
    LeChiffre
    BULLSHIT! Oke Putin is not good but what they did was childish and stupid (dutch)