'Going Clear' premieres at Sundance, and we watched in awe with the celebs - 2015-01-25

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F347.png 'Going Clear' premieres at Sundance, and we watched in awe with the celebs January 25, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Tobey Maguire was sitting in the row behind us. Alec Baldwin was down near the front. Morgan Spurlock and Kathryn Bigelow had joined us in the green room with Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright.

But the real stars of the show - the ones who provided an emotional wallop - were sitting around us as we watched Gibney's documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, at its Sundance premiere.

There was Sara Goldberg, who had been forced by Scientology officials to make a choice between her son and her daughter because of the toxic "disconnection" policy. There was Spanky Taylor, who had been forced to rescue her infant daughter from filthy conditions at the cadet org and make a run for it. That daughter, Vanessa, was in attendance too. And so was Marc Headley, who doesn't appear in the film but references are made to him, and as we were walking out of the theater, I could see that he was in tears.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 'Going Clear' premieres at Sundance, and we watched in awe with the celebs | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/01/25/going-clear-premieres-at-sundance-and-we-watched-in-awe-with-the-celebs/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = January 25, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}