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My Scientology Movie


International Premiere

U.K. | 100 MINUTES | English | English subtitles


‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary, in collaboration with director John Dower and two-time Academy Award–winning producer Simon Chinn, exploring the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable, and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down. Inspired by the Church’s use of filming techniques and aided by ex-members of the organization, Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, My Scientology Movie is as outlandish as it is revealing.

—Shayna Weingast


Directed by John Dower

John’s previous film Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow earned him a BAFTA nomination for best director. He also directed Thrilla in Manila , which was in competition at Sundance, and was nominated for an Emmy. My Scientology Movie is his seventh feature length documentary.
John Dower
John Dower, Louis Theroux
Simon Chinn
Paul Carlin
Will Pugh
Executive Producer
Christine Langan, Charlotte Moore, Joe Oppenheimer, Stephen Mcdonogh, Mark Reynolds
Dan Jones
Vanessa Tovell
Presented by
Louis Theroux
Marty Rathbun, Andrew Perez, Marc Headley, Tom de Vocht, Jeff Hawkins, Steve Mango, Rob Alter


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