Jigsaw’s latest film, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, will be released in New York and Los Angeles on May 24. Starting in June, the film will be available in wider markets. Read an early review of the film by The Hollywood Reporter‘s David Rooney.
The British Film Institute named Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God the film of the week Feb. 15, saying it “meticulously assembles an impressive range of evidence.” Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God premiered in the UK in early February, making its Irish debut at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, and is playing in theaters in limited release. Follow updates on the film on Twitter.
Phase 4 Films will be releasing The Last Gladiators on March 12. The Last Gladiators profiles Chris Nilan and Tony Twist, tenacious enforcers in the National Hockey League. Through interviews with a generation of hockey’s most hard-bitten tough guys, the film explores what it means to grow up from carefree games on icy ponds to enforcing the unspoken code of the NHL.
Jigsaw’s latest release, Mea Maxima Culpa, makes its Canadian debut tonight on the CBC’s Passionate Eye. The film, which is available in the United States on HBO & HBO GO, looks at an environment of silence in the Catholic church regarding sex abuse — a culture that extends all the way up to the Vatican. To find out more about the CBC release, watch the promo on their website. Mea Maxima Culpa premieres Sunday, February 17 at 10 p.m. on CBC News Network’s Passionate Eye.
In the wake of the first resignation by a pope in six centuries, Jigsaw’s Mea Maxima Culpa, which is currently screening on HBO and in limited release, has been a large part of the conversation. Director Alex Gibney has given interviews where he praises the Pope’s decision to resign, saying “his time as Pope has been defined by [sex abuse scandals].” Watch the interview with Soledad O’Brien here: See also these articles that refer to the film: The Huffington Post:Documentary asks unsettling questions BBC Radio 4: FrontRow BBC: The Film Programme interview with Alex Gibney The Financial Times also reviewed Mea Maxima Culpa, giving it five stars: This is a tremendous documentary: at once cool and scalding, outraged and meticulous; a must-see for everyone, both inside and outside the “House of God”.
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy In the wake of Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation, announced February 11, media quickly raised questions about the reasons behind the Pope’s decision. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God debuted on HBO Documentaries one week before, and media outlets looked to director Alex Gibney for comment on the Pope’s decision. Coverage of Alex’s statements: Movieline: ‘Mea Maxima Culpa’ Director Alex Gibney Praises Pope Benedict’s Resignation The Hollywood Reporter: Alex Gibney: Resignation ‘inextricably linked’ to sex abuse scandals Here are some news stories that refer to Mea Maxima Culpa in their coverage: The Ed Show (MSNBC): Pope Benedict steps down The Nation: Media Play Down Pope Benedict’s Role in Sex Abuse Scandals USA TODAY: Mixed reviews on Pope’s actions on sex abuse scandals Esquire: Adios to the Pope
Following a great reception at Sundance last month, “History of the Eagles” was the focus of a New York Times ArtsBeat blog post. The story is an interview with Eagles band leaders Glenn Frey and Don Henley, explaining how the project came about. Frey, in the interview: I think the first thing we had in common was ambition. We were looking to write songs with meanings and messages. That was the way we started. Watch “History of the Eagles: Parts 1 & 2” on Showtime: Part 1 February 15th At 8 p.m. ET/PT and Part 2 on Feb 16th At 8 p.m. ET/PT