|Thurs 10th November||7.45pm|
Dir: John Dower | UK | 2015 | 99 mins Documentary
‘I find that the most inexplicable behaviour is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ says Louis Theroux as he heads to L. A. for this riotously funny investigation into the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion, Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter its headquarters is denied. Inspired by the organisation’s filming techniques and aided by ex-members, he uses actors to replay incidents people claim they experienced as members, in an attempt to better understand how it operates. But then in a bizarre twist, it seems the Church is making a film about Theroux. Suffused with absurdist humour, My Scientology Movie is stranger than fiction.
“Louis Theroux’s attempt to get under Scientology’s skin is a giddy, Pythonesque delight” **** Tim Robey, Telegraph