On the popular sci-fi television series The X-Files and its spin-off The Lone Gunmen, Dean Haglund played Richard “Ringo” Langly, one of The Lone Gunmen, a trio of conspiracy theorists, government watchdogs and computer hackers who FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully occasionally turned to for advice. Taking a leaf from his TV persona’s conspiracy exposing activities, Haglund, an improv comic, actor, painter and inventor, stars in (and executive produced) the upcoming feature length documentary film The Truth is Out There.
Written, directed and co-executive produced by Phil Leirness, the film follows the congenial and engaging Haglund to places around the world, including Berlin, the United Kingdom, British Columbia and Washington State, where he speaks with conspiracy theorists, researchers, authors, journalists, New Age devotees, scientists and artists. Haglund and his interviewees discuss such topics as the paranormal, UFOs, the current global financial crisis and even an unsettling theory on why in this day and age our food is making some people deathly ill.
TV genre fans will recognize several familiar faces in The Truth Is Out There, including Haglund’s X-Files/Lone Gunmen co-stars Tom Braidwood and Bruce Harwood, who discuss what it is like to be so closely identified with their TV roles and the world of conspiracy; Chase Masterson (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), who talks about the true meaning of alchemy; and Tucker Smallwood (Space: Above and Beyond), a decorated U.S. military veteran as well as an accomplished actor, musician and author, who performs one of his stories, “Dreamland,” about his experiences at Area 51.
The Truth Is Out There is having its Los Angeles premiere Wednesday, July 20th @ 7:30pm at the Downtown Independent. Go to the film’s official website for further information. And make a point of watching the trailer below. Even if you do not have a single conspiracy theorist bone in your body, it is certain to at least get you thinking.