SCIENTOLOGY AND THE PRISON OF BELIEF
Dir. Alex Gibney | documentary | U.S.A. | 2015 | 119 min.
SUNDAY, March 22, 10:00 a.m. Chilmark Community Center
Discussion to follow (via Skype) with director Alex Gibney
Directed by Oscar winner Alex Gibney, Going Clear profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology and shines a light on how the Church cultivates true believers. The film highlights the Church’s origins, from its genesis in the mind of founder L. Ron Hubbard, to its rise in popularity in Hollywood and beyond. The heart of Going Clear is a series of shocking revelations by former insiders, including acclaimed screenwriter Paul Haggis (Crash), who describes the systematic history of abuse and betrayal by former and current Church officials. A provocative tale of ego, exploitation, and lust for power.
"This impeccably assembled and argued film represents a brave, timely intervention into debates around the organization that have been simmering for some time." — Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
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