Louis Theroux over the years has delivered some truly unique documentaries for The BBC network over the years but his My Scientology Movie is one label under bizarre. A Year after it’s premiere at BFI London Film Festival, the documentary gets an official UK release date and a spanking new trailer courtesy of Altitude Film Entertainment, check it out…
Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar™ winning producer of Searching for Sugar Man and Man on Wire, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worlds most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ‘the Holy Grail of Stories’.
With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, the unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s alleged techniques, and aided by former Scientology members-turned-whistleblowers, Theroux uses actors to recreate incidents people claim to have experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. However, in a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that Louis is not the only one making a documentary… Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, My Scientology Movie is as outlandish as it is revealing.
We’ve been holding on so long for this and about to give up hope of ever seeing this in UK&Ireland in any format. It’s been a long a long time in the making, 10 years so 1 year more was nothing to wait for that elusive date. After Alex Gibney‘s crazy Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief , Louis Theroux‘s film looks the perfect companion flick.
On October 7, there will be a special screening of My Scientology Movie, followed by an evening with Louis Theroux, broadcast live from the Royal Festival Hall to cinemas around the country on October 10. Over 130 cinemas are expected to show the film and live Q&A. The film is screening at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Literary Festival with the Q&A hosted by Adam Buxton.
To find your nearest cinema visit www.myscientologymovie.film