Gold Coast Arts Cinema Series presents the Long Island premiere of the film, “Red Penguins” on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Neck Cinemas at the Squire, 115 Middle Neck Rd in Great Neck.
“Red Penguins” tells the story of outrageous, larger-than-life players in a brisk, humorous fashion. The documentary’s assembly is always lively, aimed at engaging viewers with or without any interest in ice hockey.
Complete with gangsters, strippers, and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink, “Red Penguins“ tells the wild forgotten true story of capitalism and opportunism run amok in Moscow shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The story begins when the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League and the famed Red Army hockey team form a joint venture that redefines what was possible in the new Russia.
“Red Penguins,” tells of a pivotal moment in U.S.-Russian relations during a lawless era when oligarchs made their fortunes and multiple murders went unsolved. Eccentric marketing whiz, Steven 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. “Red Penguins” is written and directed by Gabe Polsky.
Tickets for “Red Penguins” are $10 for Film Society Members and $15 Adults/Seniors when purchased in advance. All tickets at the door are $20. Tickets can be ordered online at www.goldcoastarts.org or by phone at 516-829-2570.
Submitted by the Gold Coast Arts Center