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Doc-alicious and Pub meetup: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Lets go watch a documentary! 
Details @ http://bit.ly/PUSSYriot

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXM6lmDJG8E

Schedule
3:00pm = Pussy Riot. Come 20 minutes before (to buy your ticket). We'll meet in the lobby @ the cinema. (You can also buy tix online for $9.73)

Nom nom time @ 5pmhttp://www.pauperspub.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women[1] ranging in age from about 20 to 33.[2] They stage unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet.[3] Their lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they regard as a dictator,[2] and links between Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church.[4]

On February 21, 2012, five members of the group staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior.[5] Their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!"[6] The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for Putin during his election campaign.

On March 3, 2012, two of the group members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were arrested and charged with hooliganism. A third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was arrested on March 16. Denied bail, they were held in custody until their trial began in late July. On August 17, 2012, the three members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.[7][8][9] Two other members of the group, who escaped arrest after February's protest, reportedly left Russia fearing prosecution.[10] On October 10, following an appeal, Samutsevich was freed on probation, her sentence suspended. The sentences of the other two women were upheld.[11] In late October 2012, Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were sent to separate prisons.[12]

The trial and sentence attracted considerable criticism,[13] particularly in the West. The case was adopted by human rights groups including Amnesty International, which designated the women prisoners of conscience,[14] and by a number of prominent entertainers.[15]Public opinion in Russia was generally less sympathetic towards the women.[16][17] Putin stated that the band had "undermined the moral foundations" of the nation and "got what they asked for".[18] Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he did not think the three members of Pussy Riot should have been sent to jail, but stressed that the release of the remaining two imprisoned members was a matter for the courts.[19][20][21] Having served 21 months, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were released on December 23, 2013 after the State Dumaapproved an amnesty.[22] In February 2014, a statement was made anonymously on behalf of some members of the group that both Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were no longer members of Pussy Riot.[23]


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  • ronBunxious

    Good doc. Go punk! Go balaclavas and dresses! Horns up!!!! \m/

    February 23, 2014

  • courtney

    Thank you all for coming!!!!

    1 · February 22, 2014

    • ronBunxious

      Thank you for organizing. Fulfilled the punk in me and the anarchy! Spiritual weapons!!!

      February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disturbed Vaginas, Who not to send penis pics to & Boobs. Y'all missed an awesome event :)

    2 · February 22, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think your right, my bad :)

      1 · February 23, 2014

    • ronBunxious

      Actually... deranged vagina uprising ;D

      1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We managed to have a sloshfest without Miker, though he was sorely missed. Thanks Courtney, looking forward to the next Doc-alicious!

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • "Richard"

    It was a nice smaller event.

    1 · February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're at Paupers. As you enter, right around the corner.

    1 · February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone at paupers yet?

    February 22, 2014

  • "Richard"

    The documentary doesn't exactly fit my geek pallet. But I'd be interested in an after event gathering thing if that's cool.

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • courtney

      see you at the pub!@

      February 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Won't make it to the doc but will join you at Paupers

    1 · February 21, 2014

  • REX

    are they the band that got wiped and arrested in russia

    1 · February 21, 2014

    • courtney

      thanks for posting Shiraz, seems timely that we will be seeing this!

      February 19, 2014

    • ronBunxious

      I'm there.

      1 · February 19, 2014

  • Kyle R

    Will definitely do my best to make it out to this one.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • courtney

    of course, if this doc isnt your thing, happy to see you after at paupers!

    February 17, 2014

  • Gillian F.

    what is this event?

    1 · February 16, 2014

    • Jay

      Watching a documentary about some Russian women that made horrible music and couldn't obey they law. Followed by dinner at Pauper's Pub.

      February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome! Count me in!

    2 · February 3, 2014

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