Toronto 2012: Alex Gibney's Catholic Church Abuse Doc to Debut at Fest

Alex Gibney Portrait Session - H 2012
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Alex Gibney Portrait Session - H 2012

"Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" will receive a first-weekend screening at TIFF by the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

TORONTO – Oscar-winning documentary maker Alex Gibney is to debut his latest film, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.

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Gibney’s documentary about the abuse of power in the Catholic Church is set to screen in Toronto on September 9.

With previous credits like Enron: The Smartest Men in the Room, Gibney’s latest work will probe secret crimes of a charismatic priest who abused over 200 deaf children in a school under his control, and the denials and cover-up of church authorities.

Toronto last year gave a world premiere to Gibney's The Last Gladiators, a doc about pro hockey players.

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The Toronto International Film Festival will unveil its upcoming Real to Reel documentary lineup for its September 6 to 16 edition on Tuesday.