FEATURING THE VOICES OF: CHRIS COOPER, ETHAN HAWKE, JAMEY SHERIDAN AND JOHN SLATTERY
RELEASED ON DVD ON 24TH JUNE 2013
“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’.” Financial Times *****
“The film shocks you to the marrow, and every frame burns with a righteous fire, itself religious in its intensity.” Daily Telegraph ****
“A powerful, necessary contribution to a chilling body of reportage that, one senses by film's end, has just begun to take stock of the human costs of a monstrous conspiracy.” Variety
“A horrifying story, boldly told.” Empire ****
Having tackled corporate corruption in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), and US torture policy in Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Oscar®-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney has turned his attention to the incendiary issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church.
In Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House of God Alex Gibney explores the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them. Through their case the film follows a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland’s churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
Hailed by the critics at the Toronto International Film Festival and the London Film festival (where it won the Grierson Award) Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God features the voices of Chris Cooper, Ethan Hawke, Jamey Sheridan and John Slattery.
DVD Tech specs: Cert: E / Feature Running Time 106 min approx / Region 2 / Feature Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1/ Colour PAL / English Language/ HOH Subtitles/ Cat No: EPDDVD56/ RRP: £ 15.99
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Film Page
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God Review
Alex Gibney Interview
MEA MAXIMA CULPA: SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD COMES TO DVD ON JUNE 24