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Ro*co takes educational rights to “Going Clear”

California-based distributor Ro*co Films has secured the U.S. educational and semi-theatrical distribution rights from Content Media for Alex Gibney's doc Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (pictured).
May 4, 2015

California-based distributor Ro*co Films has secured the U.S. educational and semi-theatrical distribution rights from Content Media for Alex Gibney‘s doc Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief  (pictured).

The film – which bowed at the Sundance Film Festival in January – profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, and explores the inner workings of the religion.

Launched in 2009, Ro*co Educational distributes documentaries to schools, libraries and other institutions as well as assisting in organizing community-based public screenings.

“We know this film will have a robust life on college campuses and will be embraced by student groups and professors alike, all eager to see and discuss the film together,” said Annie Roney, founder and CEO of Ro*co Films, in a statement.

The Armstrong Lie director added: “For a documentary filmmaker, having your film seen isn’t the only goal: having your film seen and discussed in the context of higher education promises a lasting conversation for the issues raised. I couldn’t be more pleased that our partners Content Media have struck this important deal with Ro*co Films.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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