“Going Clear: Scientology And The Prison Of Belief” Screened At Sundance Film Festival
The Church of Scientology has come out strongly in its opposition against a new film by Oscar-winning Director Alex Gibney. The film is called “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief” and it is based on a book by Pulitzer-prize winning writer Lawrence Wright, where claims about high-profile celebrity Scientologists including Tom Cruise are made. The film had its world premiere and is also being shown at the Sundance Film Festival. The screening at Utah mountain resort of Park City had tight security. Nevertheless, both the filmmakers and HBO have been lambasted especially for not seeking reaction to the allegations made in the movie.
Sources For The Film Labeled As Disgruntled And Obsessed
The main grievance of the church was that they were not provided with a copy of the allegations so that the church could respond to it. As the church said, “The accusations made in the film are entirely false and alleged without ever asking the Church,” “Despite repeated requests over three months, Mr. Gibney and HBO refused to provide the Church with any of the allegations in the film so it could respond.” The sources for the film have been ridiculed as disgruntled and obsessed. They were thrown out of the church decades ago for making false statements about the church.
Claims Made That Church Of Scientology Facilitated Tom Cruise And Nicole Kidman Separation
Of all the claims made in the film, the most startling one is that The Church of Scientology had a hand in the surprise separation and divorce of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. The claim has been made by a former top Church official who says that Cruise had distanced himself from the church while married to Kidman.