'MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE': Louis Theroux's doc premieres tonight at the London Film Festival - 2015-10-14

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F347.png 'MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE': Louis Theroux's doc premieres tonight at the London Film Festival October 14, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

More than three years ago, we first heard from producer Simon Chinn that he planned to make a feature film about Scientology that would star Louis Theroux. Since then, the BBC-backed producer hired a director named John Dower, won an Oscar (for Searching for Sugar Man), and tonight will finally reveal what he and Dower and Theroux have been up to.

We're on the scene, and we're really looking forward to tonight's premiere of My Scientology Movie at the London Film Festival. We've been enjoying Theroux's work since we first ran across him as a correspondent on Michael Moore's 1990s series TV Nation. Theroux's deadpan humor and fascination for America's quirky subcultures should be a perfect fit for the Church of Scientology, which reportedly did its best to keep him from getting any access to its members and ended up sending people to film Louis as he filmed them (which is going on in the picture, above).

We really don't know what to expect from this film — here it is the day of the premiere and we haven't even seen a trailer from the BBC — but we're ready for a great experience and we'll tell you what we can after we've seen it.


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = 'MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE': Louis Theroux's doc premieres tonight at the London Film Festival | url = https://tonyortega.org/2015/10/14/my-scientology-movie-louis-therouxs-doc-premieres-tonight-at-the-london-film-festival/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = October 14, 2015 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}