A devastating two hour documentary based on Lawrence Wright's book of the same name. Scientology is laid bare by a film that skilfully knits together archive footage, testimonials from former high ranking officials and public, and dramatic reconstructions.
Did You Know?
Scientology has two major, landmark buildings in the Hollywood area, both of which appear in the film's cut-away footage. The Scientology Celebrity Center is located on Franklin Ave, near the bottom of the Hollywood Hills. It is the castle/mansion-like building seen in this film when first discussing John Travolta
. The more iconic baby blue building photographed by drone and shown much more frequently in the film is the primary church and office headquarters of Los Angeles. It is located at 4810 Sunset Blvd. See more
(at around 8 mins) When Paul Haggis is discussing his beginnings with the church, a clip is shown claiming to be "London, Ontario." What is actually shown is a view of downtown Hamilton, Ontario, looking east from King Street and James Street. The bus clearly reads "West Hamilton". Also visible: Woolworth's, the Wright House, and Gore Park - downtown Hamilton landmarks. See more
I finally get to OT 3 and they give me the secret materials, which I've been hearing about all this time. They're hand written by Hubbard. You'd have to keep them in a locked briefcase, be very cautious because they would always say if this gets out it's dangerous to people. It can actually do them harm if they are not adequately prepared. And I read it and it doesn't make any sense... I think, I remember for one fleeting second thinking well maybe it's an insanity test. Maybe if we believe ...
Written by Fritz Kreisler See more