From Oscar® nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY is a feature documentary about 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.
Gabe Polsky (Director of RED ARMY) grew up in Glencoe, IL and put on his first pair of skates at the age of six. He played hockey competitively throughout his youth, first as a Winnetka Warrior and ultimately for Yale University. Gabe has a lot of Chicago pride and is a huge Blackhawks fan. The chance to bring RED ARMY to his hometown is an enormous gift.
RED ARMY will be released on Friday, February 6 in the following theaters: