Louis Theroux's movie comes to Oregon, and Jefferson Hawkins is there to talk Scientology - 2016-10-11
Jefferson Hawkins sent us this dispatch from the great state of Oregon after he attended a screening of My Scientology Movie there. If you've seen the film, you know that Jefferson provides some of the most sobering words about the state of Scientology and the role its enforcers played. We're glad to hear that Jeff got some recognition for his part in the movie...
I was invited by the Bend Film Festival to come down this past weekend and do the Q and A after the showing of Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie. The festival discovered that I was only a few hours away in Portland, so contacted Magnolia Pictures, who contacted me. I was happy to do it - always glad to have a chance to talk about Scientology!
I had seen the film before - Magnolia Pictures had sent me a link - but this was the first time seeing it on the big screen. The auditorium was nearly full, about 200 people I'd say. The audience reception was very positive. They laughed at all the funny parts (Louis was a bit concerned that American audiences wouldn't get his subtle British humor, but they definitely did!), and applauded at the end.