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What Led Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright to Confront Scientology With ‘Going Clear’

The Oscar-winning director and New Yorker writer, author of 'Going Clear,' sat down with THR's Janice Min to talk about their fascination with the church, the dangerous genius of L. Ron Hubbard and the time Scientology cured a case of hemorrhoids.

Alex Gibney: “All of Us Can Be Captured by a Kind of ‘Prison of Belief'”

"You think anybody who would be involved in that has got to be a wing nut," says Gibney of Scientology. "I met all these people who had left and they were so smart, perceptive, empathetic."

Scientology Ramps Up ‘Going Clear’ Smear Campaign, Contacts Academy Members

Oscar voters tell THR they have been targeted by the church as screenings prompt fights and police probe the mysterious apparent suicide of Jim Carrey's girlfriend.

Second Theater Near Scientology Headquarters Drops ‘Going Clear’ Film

Residents of Clearwater, Fla., — home of the world spiritual headquarters of the Church of Scientology — will now have to drive to Tampa to see the documentary.

FilmRise Sets Scientology Doc ‘Going Clear’ for October DVD, VOD Release

Alex Gibney's doc investigates the Church of Scientology.

Oscars at Mid-Year: Which Films Are Already Contenders? (Analysis)

THR's awards analyst explains why Brian Wilson biopic 'Love & Mercy,' Pixar blockbuster 'Inside Out,' Scientology doc 'Going Clear' and Hungarian Holocaust drama 'Son of Saul,' among others, stand a good shot at being remembered by the Academy.

John Travolta on Scientology: “When Something Really Works Well, It Becomes a Target” (Video)

The actor spoke about how his religion has helped him and how he thinks people need to take time to understand it, as Alex Gibney's documentary 'Going Clear' and troubling revelations about the church continue to make headlines.

U.K. TV Airing of Scientology Exposé ‘Going Clear’ in Doubt (Report)

Concern over possible libel claims in Northern Ireland are cited as pan-European pay TV giant Sky says an air date "?has not been confirmed?."

‘Going Clear’ Director Calls for End to Scientology Tax-Exempt Status in Op-Ed

Alex Gibney writes in the L.A. Times, "It seems clear that Scientology is ruled by only one man, David Miscavige."

‘SNL’ Slams Scientology With Scathing Skit About Missing Members (Video)

The sketch from Michael Keaton's episode focused on believers who had disappeared or been disconnected from their families for speaking out.

Scientology’s Final Say On ‘Going Clear’

The Church sent The Hollywood Reporter its response to a point-by-point breakdown of the film's biggest claims..

‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’: What the Critics Are Saying

Based on Lawrence Wright's 2013 book, Alex Gibney's doc traces the religious org under L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, and includes new material about famous followers Tom Cruise and John Travolta.