Free To Rock

How Rock and Roll Helped End the Cold War
Directed by 4 time EMMY Award Winning Filmmaker Jim Brown
In Partnership with the GRAMMY Museum Foundation


FREE TO ROCK (aka Rockin’ The Kremlin), a 90 minute documentary film, is being produced in collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum Foundation, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Stas Namin Center of Moscow, with support from the U.S. Government’s National Endowment of the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts.

Seven years in the making, the film analyzes how the American cultural innovation of Rock and Roll music contributed to the end of the Cold War.


  • President Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Latvian President Vike-Freiberga
  • KGB General Oleg Kalugin
  • NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow
  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defense Joseph Nye
  • Elvis Presley
  • The Beach Boys
  • Elton John
  • Billy Joel
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Stas Namin
  • Boris Grebenshikov
  • Andrei Makarevich
  • Yuri Schevchuk
  • The Plastic People of the Universe


Produced by Jim Brown, Nick Binkley, Doug Yeager and Stas Namin

CONTACT: Roxanne Harbitter or Nicole Potter
TELEPHONE: (212) 505-0138

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