Friday, November 16, 2012

Alex Gibney's Harrowing Documentary "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God" Opens today at New York Film Forum and Santa Monica's Leammle 4-plex

New York, NY, November 16, 2012 - Chelsea's prolific documentarian and commercial filmmaker Alex Gibney's scathing expose of abuse and the Catholic Church opens today, November 16, 2012 at New York's Film Forum, and Santa Monica, California's Laemmle Monica 4-Plex, for a limited two-week engagement. The film, which had its world-premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, has quickly been shortlisted by critics and audiences alike as an apt Oscar contender in the documentary category. Justin Chang (Variety) called it "...a powerful, necessary contribution to a chilling body of reportage that, one senses by film's end, has just begun to take stock of the human costs of a monstrous conspiracy." Anthony Kaufman of Screen Daily calls Mea Maxima Culpa, which translates from Latin as "my most grievous fault," "... powerful and affecting."

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Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God , an HBO Documentary Film, will see television distribution on HBO in 2013. The film was written and directed by Alex Gibney, produced by Jigsaw Productions and Wider Film Projects in association with HBO Documentary Films, and edited by Sloane Klevin of Union Editorial. Alex Gibney is represented for commercial work by Chelsea.