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U.S. in Progress, Paris

U.S. in Progress, Paris

Following their win of the 2014 Audience Award at Sundance for their short film Chapel Perilous , writer/director Matthew Lessner and producer David Gersons new feature film Automatic at Sea has been selected as 1 of 4 auteur American films to
screen at the Black Rabbit U.S. IN PROGRESS PARIS program as a work in progress.

U.S. in Progress Paris will take place during the third

edition of the Champs Elysées Film Festival in Paris, on June 11-12 2014. The program will present 4 US indie films in post-production to European buyers in order to achieve completion and to foster
the circulation and distribution of American indie films in Europe.

We are excited to announce the
for the third edition of US in Progress Paris:

« Automatic at Sea »
by Matthew Lessner
« Creative Control »
by Benjamin Dickinson
« Eugenia and John »
by Hossein Keshavarz
« Plastic Jesus »
by Erica Dunton

Previous participants of US in Progress included:


by Tommy Oliver (Toronto 2013),

Ping Pong Summer

by Michael Tully (Sundance 2014, world sales by Films Boutique),


by Lance Edmands (Tribeca 2013, Karlovy Vary 2013),

I Used To Be Darker

by Matthew Porterfield (Sundance 2013, Berlinale 2013),


by David Andalman (Sundance 2013),

Hide Your Smiling Faces

by Daniel Patrick Carbone (Berlinale Generation 14Plus 2013, Tribeca 2013),

A Teacher

by Hannah Fidell (Sundance 2013, SXSW 2013), Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin’s

Now, Forager: a Film About Love and Fungi

by Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin
(Rotterdam 2012, New Directors/New Films 2012, Gotham Awards nominee)

Sun Don’t Shine

by Amy Seimetz (SXSW 2012, Edinburgh IFF 2013, Gotham Awards nominee 2012)

Not Waving But Drowning
by Devyn Waitt (Sarasota FF, world sales by Premium Films).

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