in about 100 words or less
US 120m, Colour
Director: Alex Gibney; Cast: Lawrence Wright, Mark Rathbun, Monique Rathbun, Mike Rinder, Jason Beghe, Paul Haggis, Sylvia Taylor, Sara Goldberg, Tony Ortega, Kim Masters
Based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief, this is an enlightening documentary and expose on the history of Scientology and its business dealings after the death of its founder L. Ron Hubbard. Beyond the nonsensical science fiction writings laid down by Hubbard as the foundation of his movement, the most startling revelations lie at the individual testimony of former high-ranking members who continue to be intimidated by the very tenets of the church (Klaus Ming April 2016).