Robert Greene’s Procession is a documentary about six men who survuved childhood sexual assault at the hands of Catholic priests and clergy. The documentary has been acquired by Netflix, and intends to mount a full fledged oscar campaign for it.
The film premiered earlier this month at the Telluride Film Festival, where it instantly began generating buzz as a potential Oscar Player.
Greene is known as an innovative filmmaker who blends traditional documentary techniques with performance elements in his films. In Procession, for instance the survivors – Koe Eldred, Mike Foreman, Ed Gavagan, Dan Laurine, Michael Sandridge and Tom Viviano – not only recount their stories, but also create fictional scenes depicting rituals of power in the church based on memories, dreams and experience.