Another Attempt to Get Inside in 'My Scientology Movie' Doc Trailer
"We have their attention." Following Alex Gibney's fascinating investigative film Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Magnolia has debuted an official trailer for a documentary titled My Scientology Movie, starring documentary "maverick" Louis Theroux, mostly seen in his own TV series from the UK. Theroux heads to Los Angeles and begins his own investigation into the Church of Scientology, encountering all kinds of wacky people and aggressive resistance. This one is a bit different than Going Clear in that it's a personal story about one guy hoping to get his own peek inside Scientology, but of course they won't let that happen. This definitely does look "entertaining", I'm just wondering if it reveals any new info on this "cult".
Here's the trailer (+ poster) John Dower's documentary My Scientology Movie, direct from YouTube:
Inspired by the Church's use of filming techniques, and aided by ex-members of the organization Theroux uses actors to replay some incidents people claim they experienced as members in an attempt to better understand the way it operates. In a bizarre twist, it becomes clear that the Church is also making a film about Louis Theroux. Suffused with a good dose of humor and moments worthy of a Hollywood script, My Scientology Movie is stranger than fiction. My Scientology Movie is directed by British filmmaker John Dower, of docs like Bradley Wiggins: A Year in Yellow, When Boris Met Dave, Thrilla in Manila and Once in a Lifetime previously. The film first premiered at the London Film Festival in 2015. Magnolia will release Dower's My Scientology Movie in select US theaters + on VOD starting January 2017. Anyone interested?