Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie unlikely to get Ireland release due to blasphemy laws - 2016-09-26

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F125.png Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie unlikely to get Ireland release due to blasphemy laws September 26, 2016, Jess Denham, The Independent

Louis Theroux fans hoping to watch My Scientology Movie in Ireland look set for disappointment as the country's blasphemy laws threaten to keep it from cinemas.

The controversial film is directed by John Dower and sees Theroux "investigate and attempt to get under the skin of the holy grail of stories: America's homegrown religion created by a science fiction writer and structured like a corporation… with Tom Cruise".

It is being distributed in the UK by Altitude, the company behind Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, but as of yet there is no Irish distributor and Graham Spurling, managing director of Irish independent cinema chain Spurling Group Cinemas, has shared his doubts that it will be getting one.

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{{cite news | first = Jess | last = Denham | title = Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie unlikely to get Ireland release due to blasphemy laws | url = https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/louis-theroux-my-scientology-movie-release-date-tom-cruise-ireland-blasphemy-laws-controversies-a7330271.html | work = The Independent | date = September 26, 2016 | accessdate = February 7, 2019 }}