A peek into Scientology, a miniseries about accused murderer Robert Durst, and two celebrity biopics were among the nine honorees in the Peabody Awards’ documentary and educational category.
The Writers Guild of America announced its 2016 screenplay nominations, honoring a mix of the season’s biggest comedies and dramas, including Trainwreck, The Martian, and Straight Outta Compton.
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Since even before the religion’s most prominent member, Tom Cruise, jumped on Oprah’s couch, Scientology has been a source of intrigue — especially because of its appeal to Hollywood.
HBO’s controversial Scientology documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief will hit theatres again this fall, EW has confirmed.
Directed by celebrated documentarian Alex Gibney and based on Lawrence Wright’s book of the same name, the doc is a damning exposé featuring a number of disturbing revelations coming from former members of the Church of Scientology.
After premiering to enormous crowds and great critical acclaim at Sundance in January, the film had a limited theatrical run and then aired on HBO in March.
HBO’s investigation into the Church of Scientology has been racking up so many views since it debuted just two weeks ago that it’s likely to trail only the 2013 movie Beyonce as the network’s most-watched documentary of the past decade, the Associated Press reported.
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief—a critical documentary from director Alex Gibney, based on Lawrence Wright’s book—recently debuted on HBO, drawing negative attention to the controversial religion. John Travolta—a prominent member of the church, alongside Tom Cruise—addressed the film and defended the church, in an interview with the <a href=”http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, a documentary about the Scientology organization, arrived in a handful of theaters on March 13, but now anyone with a HBO subscription can see it: The film airs on the network Sunday night.
Alex Gibney directed the doc, which is based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book of a similar name: Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief. Neither the book nor the film portray the organization, which includes famous followers like actor Tom Cruise, in a positive light.
First things first: Yes, you should still read Lawrence Wright’s book Going Clear, which made EW’s top 10 nonfiction books of 2013. Wright goes deeper into the Church of Scientology’s history, explaining its belief system so that it’s easier to understand why so many people were drawn to the religion in the first place.
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