RED PENGUINS: Virtual Film Screening and Discussion with Gabe Polsky
Thursday, February 18, 4 p.m. ET —-
Complete with gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, RED PENGUINS (2019) 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.
Film director Gabe Polsky will participate in a post-film discussion with Hall of Fame hockey player Peter Šťastný and historian John Soares, moderated by Nanovic Institute Interim Director Clemens Sedmak.
Free and open to all. Registration required. Part of the REEL EUROPE Film Series sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.
February 18, 2021