Cannes: Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie' Finds U.S., U.K. Deals - 2016-05-13

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F373.png Cannes: Louis Theroux's 'My Scientology Movie' Finds U.S., U.K. Deals May 13, 2016, Leo Barraclough, Variety

Magnolia has taken North America rights on Louis Theroux's "My Scientology Movie," ahead of its Cannes market screening. Altitude Film Distribution will distribute the film in the U.K.

Deals have also just been agreed for Australia (Madman), Belgium (Dalton) and Netherlands (Cinema Delicatessen). HanWay Select is handling sales on the pic, which premiered at the London Film Festival, and more recently had its international premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

John Dower's film is Theroux's first theatrical feature documentary, and sees him immersing himself in the religion's teachings and practices with one of its key defectors, Mark "Marty" Rathbun, and invoking the ire of the Church in the process.


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