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The Russian Five

Opens Friday, May 31


    The Detroit Red Wings hockey team was a joke in the late ‘80s. When a pizza magnate bought the failing team, his unorthodox General Manager turned to America’s mortal enemy in the Cold War: the USSR. The Red Wings brought on one Russian after another, sneaking them into Detroit, only to find that the new players faced another problem: integration. THE RUSSIAN FIVE follows these immigrants who came to America and struggled to fit in, training day and night just to become Stanley Cup champions.

    Winner: Best of SIFF, Seattle Int’l Film Festival; Winner: Audience Award, Windsor Int’l Film Festival; Winner: Audience Award, Traverse City Film Festival

    • Country USA
    • Running Time 102 minutes
    • Director Joshua Riehl
    • Editor David Fabelo