L. Ron Hubbard and 'Going Clear' - a reading list to celebrate Scientology's birthday boy! - 2015-03-13
Hey, it's the Commodore's 104th birthday! And what better way to celebrate the Great OT's March 13, 1911 birth in Tilden, Nebraska than to welcome the theatrical release of Alex Gibney's documentary about Scientology, Going Clear, which opens today in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.
Speaking of the film's release, let's get this out of the way first, because we're getting a lot of questions that suggest some people are really confused about this movie and how they get to see it.
First, this 2-hour documentary was produced by HBO, and it is getting a short theatrical release so it can qualify for next year's Academy Awards. So that's why it's playing only a week (maybe two, if enough people go this weekend) in Los Angeles (at the Hollywood Arclight), San Francisco (at The Presidio), and New York (at the Francesca Beale Theater at Lincoln Center). No, it won't be coming to a theater near you in Chicago, or Charlotte, or St. Louis or all the other places that people have been emailing us.