Louis Theroux’s ‘My Scientology Movie’ release date confirmed – watch new trailer

Documentary is about 'being conditioned in behaviours outside of the norm'

A UK release date has been announced for Louis Theroux’s upcoming documentary film My Scientology Movie.

The movie was screened at last year’s London Film Festival and at Tribeca Film Festival in April.

Now it has been announced that the film will hit select UK cinemas on October 7, with a live Q&A between Theroux and Adam Buxton specially screened on October 10.


Watch a new trailer for the film below.

Speaking to NME in April, Louis explained the inspiration behind My Scientology Movie: “I’d seen an explanation of why people wanted to leave Scientology, but I hadn’t got a sense of why they joined. I was interested in the seduction, why they would go along with the various practices that had been alleged for years, if not decades. [The film is] an attempt to create that mindset of being conditioned in behaviours outside of the norm.”

On the secrets of his filmmaking success, Theroux added: “I just have an instinct of how to do interviews. It wasn’t consciously planned; I wanted to get along with people, while also satisfying my natural curiosity. People talk about me as though I was playing a character in my late ’90s programmes [such as Weird Weekends], but what comes through to me is a sort of authenticity. The people I meet may see that I’m occasionally being a bit cheeky, but underneath they recognise there’s something real there.”