The Belarus Free Theatre company have long produced challenging theatre, their works a call to arms against oppression and censorship in their homeland, but their latest production, Burning Doors , may be their most exacting yet. It's also their most personal, documenting as it does the stories of persecuted Russian artists - something with which the troupe itself is keenly familiar.
At the background of the Belarusian reality, this fact doesn't look brand new: people were charged of "hooliganism" for graffiti before, not to mention numerous administrative charges for pasting posters and leaflets. One little detail has made a difference: the investigation seemed to try out the accusatory wording "distribution of extremist materials".
Losing thrust in both engines but still managing to land an airliner full of people in the Hudson River without the loss of a single life is plenty dramatic. But the drama in "Sully," the movie about the "Miracle on the Hudson" ditching of U.S. Airways Flight 1549, doesn't stop there.
The federal investigators depicted in Clint Eastwood's new film "Sully" - about the real-life investigation of Chelsey Sullenberger, the pilot who made an emergency landing of a U.S. Airways flight in the Hudson River in 2009 - are protesting it. They claim the film is inaccurate and damaging to their reputations, The New York Times reports .