AUTOMATIK (Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones) IndiKate (Kate Garwood), Totally Commercial Films (Stephen Hopkins), Bradley Pilz Productions (Bradley Pilz), Encrypted Productions (Marina Acton, Alan Ritchson)
Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Margaret Qualley, Zazie Beetz, Yvan Attal, Stephen Root, Colm Meaney, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Mackie, Jade Pettyjohn, Grantham Coleman, James Jordan
Joe Shrapnel, Anna Waterhouse
Will Files, Jack Whitaker, Joel Dougherty
Inspired by true events, the film tells the story of À bout de souffle (Breathless) star and darling of the French New Wave, Jean Seberg, who in the late 1960s was targeted by the illegal FBI surveillance program COINTELPRO.
Seberg’s political and romantic involvement with civil rights activist Hakim Jamal made her a target of the FBI’s ruthless attempts to disrupt, discredit and expose the Black Power movement.
An ambitious young FBI agent, Jack Solomon, is assigned to surveil her, only to find his fate dangerously interwoven with her own.
I discovered Jean Seberg when my high-school French teacher screened À bout de souffle for our class. I was blown away. I never forgot her amazing, effervescent performance. She redefined what presence and truth meant onscreen.
I’m fascinated by Jean’s contradictions, by her combination of fierce independence and emotional openness, her loneliness and her naiveté, her idealism and lust for life. Under the ruthless gaze of the FBI, the threads of Jean’s life come apart. Like the character of St. Joan whom she played for Otto Preminger, Jean passes through the fire. Surviving breakdown and loss, she transforms volatility into hard-won grace.
PRODUCTION 1: Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones – AUTOMATIK
7122 Beverly Blvd Suite F LA CA
90036 - Los Angeles, United States
PRODUCTION 2: Kate Garwood – IndiKate
2000 Avenue of the Stars
90067 - Los Angeles, United States
Tel. 1 424 288 2000
PRODUCTION 3: Stephen Hopkins - Totally Commercial Films
9100 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills
90212 – Los Angeles, United States
Tel. + 1 424 288 2000
PRODUCTION 4: Bradley Pilz - Bradley Pilz Productions
1901 Ave Of The Stars, Los Angeles, CA
90067– Los Angeles, United States
OTHER COPRODUCTIONS: Marina Acton, Alan Ritchson - Encrypted Productions
9336 Civic Center Dr.
CA 90210 - Beverly Hills
WORLD SALES: Memento Films International
9 Cité Paradis
+ 33 1 53 34 90 33
ITALIAN DISTRIBUTION: UPHE Content Group
Central Saint Giles, St Giles High Street, London, WC2H 8NU
020 3618 5127
PRESS OFFICE: Kirsty Langsdale – Organic
Tel. +44 (0)20 7052 1288
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