RED ARMY Screening and Discussion

Gabe Polsky, Writer, Director, and Producer of the film, RED ARMY . Moderated by Ivo H. Daalder.

"Red Army" discussion with Gabe Polsky, writer, director & producer by The Chicago Council

Join The Chicago Council and writer, director, and producer Gabe Polsky for a screening and discussion of RED ARMY, a new feature documentary about the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, RED ARMY chronicles his transformation from national hero to political enemy, and his eventual rehabilitation, against the backdrop of the tense closing years of the Cold War. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines one man’s extraordinary career at the nexus of sport, politics, and propaganda. The screening will be followed by a discussion of the film’s themes between RED ARMY’s writer, director, and producer Gabe Polsky, and Chicago Council President Ivo Daalder.

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5:00 p.m.
Registration begins

6:00 p.m.
Film screening

7:30 p.m.
Panel discussion

7:50 p.m.
Audience Q&A

8:15 p.m.