RED ARMY - a documentary film by RTA fourth year media production student, Dmitry Saltykovsky, was theatrically released in Canada on January 30, 2015. The film is being distributed by Mongrel Media and Sony Pictures Classics in Canada.
The film has enjoyed huge success already - its premiere screening was attended by Wayne Gretzky at Ryerson Theatre during TIFF, and it has since been showcased at festivals in Cannes, Telluride, Toronto and New York; where it has scooped up a number of international awards, and gone on to gain a nomination for best script by the Writers Guild of America.
RED ARMY is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Red Army is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians, from Oscar® nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers.