Vancouver Intl. Film Festival - Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief


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Vancouver International Film Festival - Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief.


Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Vancity Theatre Screening

(USA, 2015, 119 mins, DCP)

Director: Alex Gibney

FEATURING Paul Haggis, Tom Cruise, John Travolta

Classification: 19+


May 13 08:15 pm Vancity Theatre
May 15 10:25 pm Vancity Theatre
May 16 03:50 pm Vancity Theatre
May 18 06:30 pm Vancity Theatre
May 20 01:00 pm Vancity Theatre

Or; Everything You Wanted to Know about Scientology, But Were Too Afraid To Ask. Academy Award-winning documentarian Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) teams with author Lawrence Wright to blow the lid off this secretive and sinister organization, a "religion" that incorporates the financial structure of pyramid scheme and bears all the hallmarks of a cult.

Gibney talks to 8 former Scientologists, including Crash writer-director Paul Haggis and several senior officials now alienated from the organization. The film gives us the history of Scientology, its bizarre founder L Ron Hubbard, and examines the central tenets of his credo, as well as exploring Scientology’s disturbing, symbiotic relationship with Hollywood celebrities like Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and its dubious dealings with the IRS.

"Jaw-dropping, scary, unnerving, even disturbingly funny."
— David Wiegand, San Francisco Chronicle

"The cult is right to be scared. Going Clear is spectacular stuff."
— Bilge Eberi, New York magazine

"A heat-seeking missile that doesn’t take long to find the heat."
— Verne Gay, Newsday


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