Starting September 1-8, Slate Gray North will feature a pop-up art exhibition of
behind-the-scenes sketches by Daniel Roher, director of NAVALNY, the award-winning documentary of the shocking attempted assassination of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, from CNN Films and HBO Max. Roher’s sketches for the multimedia exhibition are a special selection of behind-the-scenes depictions of Alexei Navalny’s time in exile while making the film, and a view into the dangerous political dynamics that preceded and followed Alexei Navalny’s poisoning, as well as the high tech investigation into who was responsible for it. Roher’s acclaimed film follows the anti-corruption campaigner and former Russian presidential candidate as he unpacks a conspiracy to poison him, and reflects upon his vision for the future of Russia.
Roher filmed Alexei Navalny as he worked to uncover the truth behind his poisoning in 2020. The artwork was created by Roher during the making of the film, and was pivotal to his creative process. Roher will be in attendance, signing the accompanying book made about his experience making the film, and providing original drawings.
NAVALNY follows Russian opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, through his political rise, attempted assassination, and search to uncover the truth about the attempt upon his life. It has been reported that Alexei Navalny is currently detained in a high-security prison in Russia. His imprisonment has been heavily criticized by human rights groups worldwide. The world premiere of the film was at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival where it won the Festival Favorite Award and the Documentary Audience Award. NAVALNY is currently available to stream via HBO Max for subscribers in the U.S. and across much of Europe. TRT: 98 min.