As Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie' hits U.S., troubling news of co-star Marty Rathbun - 2017-03-09
On Friday, Louis Theroux's unconventional documentary My Scientology Movie opens in select U.S. cities after a successful run in the U.K. and Australia. The movie was largely shot in Los Angeles in 2014, and besides featuring Theroux himself it spends much of its time considering the veracity and perspective of former Church of Scientology official Mark "Marty" Rathbun.
Rathbun was once Scientology leader David Miscavige's top "enforcer" for an organization that is known for its disinformation campaigns. So Theroux challenges Rathbun: Given that background, why should we accept what he was saying as a critic of Miscavige after leaving the church in 2004? Those questions produce a couple of the film's most contentious and entertaining moments.