Alex Gibney's Scientology HBO Doc 'Going Clear' Debuts First Trailer

February 19, 2015
Source: HBO

Going Clear

After debuting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival last month, Taxi to the Dark Side director Alex Gibney is bringing his latest documentary to HBO. The film is called Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, and as you have probably surmised, it profiles the controversial religion and Church of Scientology that counts several A-list celebrities amongst its members. Now a teaser trailer has arrived to give us a taste of the investigation we can expect when the film hits cable next month. I've heard that it doesn't dig much deeper beyond Lawrence Wright's book on which it's based, but it still sounds informative.

Here's the trailer for Alex Gibney's Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief from HBO:

Going Clear

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief is directed by Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown). The documentary profiles eight former members of Scientology, exploring the psychological impact of blind faith and shining a light on how the controversial church attracts true believers. Gibney shines a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. The documentary also looks at the church's origins and practices today. The film premieres only on HBO on Sunday, March 29th at 8pm ET.

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Reader Feedback - 5 Comments


I know a few Scientologists, weirdly enough involved in film making. They are super focussed wild eyed folks. The religious tax dodge is genius and evil at the same time.

Carpola on Feb 19, 2015


Yea, pretty funny the wild eyed folks thing. I had a good buddy join this group like 40 yrs. ago in Vegas. He'd come around and play L Ron tapes until I told him to get a grip. I went with him once while in Vegas to the Sea Org folks there. Man oh man...they were dressed like sailors (in the desert of and I thought they were just crazed idiots...and all wide-eyed maniacs...I took leave immediately and actually haven't seen nor heard from my old buddy since. So wild eye works for me too...wide eyed and wild eyed...It's pretty crazy wild stuff, that's for sure!

Bo on Feb 20, 2015


I remember THE MASTER.

DAVIDPD on Feb 20, 2015



ragethorn on Feb 20, 2015


Yes they're nutjobs, but then all religions are full of nutjobs and brainwashed believers.

ff on Feb 20, 2015

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