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“'Bring Your Own Brigade' is intelligent, harrowing, and poignant... By honoring a number of voices, Walker wrestles not only with the challenges of wildfires but also with the beauty and hard-to-iron-out wrinkles of human beings."

- Lisa Kennedy

  BRING YOUR OWN BRIGADE  

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BRING YOUR OWN BRIGADE is a New York Times Critic's Pick

Read Manohla Dargis' full review here

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“It's a tough, smart, impressive movie... Human beings have a disastrous habit of ignoring our past, but Lucy Walker wants us to know that there's no ignoring the fires already destroying our future."

- Manhola Dargis

"Walker is in complete control... It takes a lot of love to produce a film as confrontational about our failings as 'Bring Your Own Brigade.'"

 

- William Bibbiani

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  RED PENGUINS  

RED PENGUINS was nominated for a WGA Award

& a Critics Choice Documentary Award

 

Check out the trailer below!

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Editor Christina Stiles enticingly integrates
these elements to achieve a fluid sense of pacing
that’s careful not to get too far ahead
of the sometimes complex narrative.

- Justin Lowe

UNDER THE RADAR

“By leaving in awkward pauses and gaffes, moments of dreaded paranoia about mafia wrath, and surprising reactions to contradictory takes on the Russian Penguins' palace intrigue, the interview footage fully fleshes out characters that would have been relegated to talking heads in lesser hands.” 

- Kyle Mullin

“An involving, humorous, well-made, documentary… utterly stuffed with memorable stories and unforgettable people.” 

- Christopher Schobert

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“This documentary unspools a so-crazy-it-must-be-true yarn on the order of the Fyre Festival or the abusive cat breeders in 'Tiger King.'”

“Two decades before his ally in the White House would threaten to delay the U.S. presidential elections, the newly christened Prime Minister wishes Russia a 'Happy New Century' on the eve of 2000. It’s as disquieting an epilogue as any I’ve seen this year.”

-Matt Fagerholm

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Forget 'Tiger King.' I’m over 'Tiger King.' I want to see a big-screen, star-studded adaptation of 'Red Penguins.' 

THIS IS A MOVIE.

Polsky masterfully weaves in archival footage with present-day interviews... thanks to this superb film from director Polsky, we now have the definitive record of one of the craziest chapters in the history of ice hockey.

-Richard Roeper

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It’s a kick to watch Warshaw, affectionately (?) nicknamed 'weird little bastard' by his Russian partners, wheel and deal with a batch of Russians who seem a little more menacing every time Polsky gets them on camera. And in an era in which the collision of Russian and American interests is never far from the headlines, a weird little story about one crazy time those interests collided might even teach us a thing or two.

- Steve Pond

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“It's a remarkable – and funny – documentary that seems ripe for a quick pickup and entry into this year's documentay feature [Oscar] race.”

 - Pete Hammond 

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“Red Penguins,” is here to serve your bedlam-loving needs.” 

- Anthony Lane​

UK FILM REVIEW

“A documentary version of a Coen Brothers film. Anton Chigurh would feel right at home.”

-The Madd Wolf Pack

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“A novel lens on Russia’s economic transition.”

- Ben Kenigsberg

“A very entertaining feature. 'Red Penguins' tells the story of outrageous, larger-than-life players in a brisk, humorous fashion. Its assembly is always lively, aimed at engaging viewers with or with out any interest in hockey. It’s a fun movie.”

- Dennis Harvey

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“The film provides a bittersweet glimpse at a small, stained-glass window of time when anything seemed possible, and the concept of change was rich with promise.”

 

- David Ehrlich

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“Red Penguins is not a nature documentary. Check that. Yes it is – human nature. Gangsters and oligarchs run crazed and lawless – a warped, vodka-drenched capitalism takes hold. Gonzo skates-and-sticks stuff, Slap Shot being dainty by comparison.” 


- Brad Wheeler