I bloody love Louis Theroux and have been kind of eagerly awaiting the arrival of My Scientology Movie. So, needless to say I was pretty excited to see the trailer for it. I love how he always manages to ask the incredulous questions that we’re all clearly thinking of yet still manages to not come across as condescending or patronising in any way.
Take a look at the trailer for yourself and see what you think.
Following the film’s general release in cinemas on October 7th, 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 10th. 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. More than anything I wish I was going to be at the Festival Hall to see this. (I love Adam Buxton even more than I love Louis!) But I will be trying to get down to my local participating cinema to see it.
My Scientology Movie is Louis Theroux’s first theatrical feature documentary and it 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’.
The official bumpf describes the film as so;
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.
What do you think? Are you as excited about this as I am? Will you be going to see it?