My Scientology Movie

Year: 2015

Genre: Comedy, Documentary

Duration: 99 mins

Starring: Louis Theroux

Director: John Dower

Louis TherouxÌ_s first theatrical feature documentary, from the Oscar TM winning producer of SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN and MAN ON WIRE, sees the renowned filmmaker delve into the world of Scientology, one of the worldÌ_s most mysterious and powerful religions, in what he regards as ÌÇthe Holy Grail of StoriesÌ_. With a lifetime of experience dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behaviour, the unassuming Theroux wonÌ_t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church of Scientology headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the ChurchÌ_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 documentaryÌ_ Suffused with a good dose of humour and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE is as outlandish as it is revealing.