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Sony acquires Polsky’s Cannes-bound “Red Army”

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the North American, Eastern European and Asian rights to Gabe Polsky's Cannes-bound Russian hockey doc Red Army (pictured).
April 23, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the  North American, Eastern European and Asian rights to Gabe Polsky’s Cannes-bound Russian hockey doc Red Army (pictured), according to U.S. trade reports.

The doc, which traces Russian hockey culture during the Cold War, is featured in the film festival’s ‘Special Screenings’ program along with docs such as Sergei Loznitsa’s Maidan and Ossama Mohammad and Wiam Bedirxan’s Silvered Water. 

Red Army was executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, Werner Herzog and Liam Satre-Meloy. Kleinberg Lange’s Bob Lange represented the film’s producers in the distribution deal with Sony.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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