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Over the Rainbow Unclassified 18+

A unique and arresting examination of Scientology, straight from the mouths of those within and those escaping the church.

The Church of Scientology is a big target, a religion young enough that its roots are bare, its dogma lacking centuries of patina. While pointed exposés have abounded in recent years, award-winning documentary maker Jeffrey Peixoto takes a different tack in his first feature — he listens to the believers.

Across a decade, Peixoto gained the trust of some in the church, and some who have left, and builds a platform for them to speak. Their unadorned observations are refracted through the observations of an alien abductee expert, an archivist of American religion, a journalist, and others investigating the fringes. Straight-to-camera confessions and contemplations are bracketed by naturalist footage and a haunting soundtrack from cult Australian indie synth act HTRK.

Confronting and compelling, Over the Rainbow provides a rare space for viewers to engage with humanity’s unshakeable urge to structure its world through faith.

“A profound, productively unsettling, and extremely accomplished film.” – Film Comment

Tickets

4270
Tue 06 Aug 4:15 pm [4270]
Over the Rainbow (75 mins)
Kino 2 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
7501
Sat 10 Aug 9:15 pm [7501]
Over the Rainbow (75 mins)
Hoyts 6 Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access
Past event
This session is bookable on a pass

To book a wheelchair space or to advise of other access requirements, please contact Box Office on (03) 8660 4898 or email boxoffice@miff.com.au
Director
Jeffrey Peixoto
Producers
Jeffrey Peixoto, Kyle Martin, Margaret Brown
Cinematographer
Evan Prosofsky, Sam Ellison
Composer
HTRK
Editor
Robin Schwartz
Premiere Status
International Premiere
Format
Digital

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