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Detailing an incredible true story involving gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, Red Penguins tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint venture that redefined what was possible in the new Russia. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steve Warshaw, is sent to Moscow and tasked to transform the team into the greatest show in Russia, attracting some of the biggest names in Hollywood and advertising along the way. He takes the viewer on a bizarre journey highlighting a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved.
80 min | 2019 | United States
Susan Stamberg, Special Correspondent for National Public Radio, moderates a wide-ranging conversation about the successes, obstacles, and ongoing work happening to achieve gender equity. Panelists include USA sports columnist and CNN commentator Christine Brennan, former Washington DC Mayor and the Founding Director of the Institute of Politics Policy and History, Sharon Pratt, and filmmaker and DC Statehood advocate, Aviva Kempner, whose 3min work-in-progress preview of her upcoming documentary, Pissed Off, sets the scene for the conversation.
Lodz was one of the great centers of Jewish life in Europe and one of the few European cities that had a thriving Jewish community after the war until rising antisemitism drove most of the remaining Jews away. The lure of family mysteries lies at the heart of Still Life in Lodz, an emotionally riveting documentary that journeys to the historically tumultuous city of Lodz, Poland.