So I've been following VIFF (Vancouver International Film Festival) on twitter for a few months. I mistakenly had thought that these film festivals happened, like, once a year, and lasted for a few weeks.
But not so with Vancouver.
From what I can tell, it presents movies all year 'round.
(Early releases, independent projects, documentaries, foreign films...)
So on Saturday, my mom and I went to a VIFF offering. A documentary. About Scientology.
It sparked my interest because last October, when Sandra and I were in Clearwater, Florida, we walked around their headquarters, as it was a stunningly beautiful building:
We walked around it, at about 11 pm, and were stopped by a young fella, in a suit, with a headset on. He answered our questions. Asked a few of his own, then went inside to gather some materials for us to consider. Very slick.
ANYWAY, other than knowing that Tom C and John T were members of this 'religion?', I didn't know much...
So I was glad for the opportunity to learn more.
VIFF's showings are at the Vancity Theatre, which is a great venue, complete with a balcony. (Which is where we sat, because I was NOT DOING THE FRONT ROW AGAIN.)
The movie/documentary was called: Going Clear: Scientology and The Prison Of Belief -