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Sundance Cult Documentary "HOLY HELL" Executive Produced by Jared Leto Opens May 20th


A Film by Will Allen

Executive Produced by Jared Leto
Opening Theatrically May 20th, 2016

Sundance Film Festival - Official Selection

HOLY HELL is never less than enthralling…a unique, captivating look at 22 years inside the Buddhafield Cult.” – Justin Gerber, Consequence of Sound

An unprecedented close-up look at what goes on in a smaller, quieter, but much more typical cult” ★★★★ – Owen Gleiberman, BBC

Fascinating and chilling…left Sundance audiences in tears.” – Gregory Ellwood, The Telegraph

 In 1985, Will Allen became a member of The Buddhafield, a Los Angeles area spiritual group. A recent film school graduate, Allen began to chronicle the group’s activities that centered on their leader, a mysterious individual they called The Teacher, or Michel.

Over time, the group’s dark side began to surface, until finally, a shocking allegation against The Teacher tore the group apart – all in front of Allen’s camera. This incredible archive of video footage became the basis for  HOLY HELL.


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