THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER will screen this week at the Arclight Hollywood on Wednesday Sept 23rd and Saturday Sept 26th as part of The Hollywood Film Festival. Don’t miss your chance to see this curiously inventive and intriguing documentary before its theatrical release next month.
Screening as part of THE HOLLYWOOD FILM FESTIVAL
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER is told through the perspective of Fedor Alexandrovich, who was four years old in 1986, when he was exposed to the toxic effects of the Chernobyl nuclear meltdown and forced to leave his home. Now 33, he is an artist in Ukraine, with radioactive strontium in his bones and a singular obsession with this earth-changing catastrophe. His investigation begins with a question: What really happened? Was there more to the story than the Soviet government let on? And, most importantly, what is the enormous steel structure now rotting away a few miles from the disaster site: a towering Cold War weapon nicknamed “the Russian Woodpecker” for the clicking sound it emitted, interrupting radio frequencies around the world?
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER will be available on all major On Demand platforms, including Amazon Instant Video, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Google Play, iTunes, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Vudu, and Xbox, beginning on Friday, October in 16 NYC and LA Oct 30th.
SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER- GRAND JURY PRIZE- World Cinema- Documentary
BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER- HERA AWARD- Best Debut Film
WINNER- LIFE TALES AWARD- International Competition
DOCAVIV FILM FESTIVAL 2015
NOMINEE- Best International Film
MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INT’L FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER-Special Jury Prize- Documentary Competition
MONTCLAIR FILM FESTIVAL 2015
WINNER- Bruce Sinofsky Prize for Documentary Feature
SHEFFIELD INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2015
NOMINEE- Grandy Jury Award
THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER, directed by Chad Gracia, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, will be released in NYC on OCTOBER 16th at AMC EMPIRE and select theaters, also available on On Demand.
It will open here in LA on OCTOBER 30th at the LAEMMLE MUSIC HALL.