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Dissecting The Master

Is the new Paul Thomas Anderson film a veiled look at Scientology?

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A journalist in the Toronto International Film Festival press gallery called it the “elephant in the room.”

Is Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, The Master, an attempt to bring the story of the Church of Scientology to film?

Anderson remained mum on the question but says his film is not about a cult. “I don’t consider that we’re dealing with a cult.” 

Check out Xtra‘s video interview for more from TIFF, as well as our discussion with activist Kate Bornstein, who talks about her involvement with Scientology.