As hockey playoffs draw near, it seems fitting to reflect on one of the sport’s defining eras. This month, the Hollywood Theater will do just that with Red Army, a feature-length documentary about the Soviet Union’s famed Red Army hockey team.
The film from Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmaker Gabe Polsky sheds light on the the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Red Army is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.
Red Army will screen at the Hollywood Theater from March 13th through March 26th.