Film review - Placebo: Alt.Russia. This is a fascinating documentary and framing it around a non-conformist international rock band not only brings a larger audience to the issues but also raises complex questions about complicity and privilege (which the band addresses in the opening scenes). To read the whole review, click on through.
When director Charlie Targett-Adams was invited to join Placebo's Russia tour he jumped at the chance. The resulting rockumentary is more about culture and creativity in contemporary Russia than the band itself. This interview with Charlie and the film's Festival & Distribution Manager, Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith, takes you backstage and off-camera to find out how the film started and where it's going now.