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Procession (2021)

A one-of-a-kind documentary that affirms the healing power of community and art

Documentary

best
THE VERY BEST

8.9

movie

United States of America
English
Challenging, Depressing, Discussion-sparking
2021
Robert Greene
118 min

Synopsis

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Six men who were sexually abused by Catholic clergy as boys find empowerment by creating short films inspired by their trauma.

Our Take

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The Staff

Difficult but essential viewing, Procession tracks the progress of six men undergoing art therapy—specifically, by creating short filmed scenes to process their trauma from being sexually abused by Catholic priests. The resulting films we get to see are wildly varied in the emotions they express, forming a rich and powerful tapestry of the effects abuse can leave on individuals. And to see these men confront the worst events of their lives through filmmaking begins to feel like validation for filmmaking itself, that it can truly be an art form that changes and saves lives. But even more striking, somehow, is the unbreakable bond that forms among these survivors throughout this entire process, captured with reverence and overflowing compassion by director Robert Greene.

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