Gibney’s “Mea Maxima Culpa” gets HBO airdate

U.S. pay TV network HBO will host the TV premiere of Alex Gibney's latest doc, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (pictured) in 2013, after its world premiere at TIFF and subsequent theatrical release.
September 6, 2012

U.S. pay TV network HBO will host the TV premiere of Alex Gibney’s latest doc, Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (pictured), as previously predicted by realscreen, following the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9 and subsequent theatrical release.

The HBO Documentary Films project will debut on HBO in early 2013, following a November theatrical release. The doc will also continue to make the festival rounds, including a recently announced screening at the 56th BFI London Film Festival in October.

Content Media Corporation, which bought 50% of Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions earlier this summer, represents DVD and download-to-own rights in the U.S. and all other worldwide rights, and will be selling the documentary in Toronto.

Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God tells the story of four young deaf men who exposed the priest who’d abused them and countless others, to examine a larger story about the abuse of power in the Catholic Church. Actors Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Jamey Sheridan and John Slattery lend their voices to the film.

“This is a very important story that needs to be told,” said Gibney. “I am delighted to have produced the film with HBO Documentary Films and pleased that the world will be able to discover the film with Content’s team on board to sell it.”

HBO Documentary Films president Sheila Nevins is the executive producer and Sara Bernstein is supervising producer, while other exec producers include Lori Singer and Jessica Kingdon.

The film is produced by Gibney, Todd Wider, Jedd Wider, Alexandra Johnes and Kristen Vaurio through Jigsaw Productions, in association with Wider Film Projects.

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