My Scientology Movie (2016) 07 Oct 2016Documentary15

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After the Church of Scientology refuses to cooperate in making a documentary, Louis Theroux teams up with former senior church official Mark Rathbun to create dramatic reconstructions of incidents within the church witnessed by Rathbun and other ex-Scientologists. They focus in particular on alleged violent behaviour by the church's leader David Miscavige at its secretive Gold Base facility in California, which Theroux visits. The church retaliates by putting Theroux and his film crew under surveillance, leading to camera-wielding confrontations with a Scientology "squirrel buster" team and with church officials outside Gold Base. Theroux raises questions about Rathbun's own former complicity in the church's "terroristic" activities, leading to tensions between the two men.

Cast and Crew

Director(s): John Dower

Producer(s): Simon Chinn

Starring(s): Louis Theroux, Rob Alter, Andrew Perez, Conner Stark, Tom Cruise, Paz de la Huerta, Tom De Vocht, Jefferson Hawkins

Music by: Dan Jones

Story by: Louis Theroux

Screenplay by: Louis Theroux

Edited by: Max Bygrave

Cinematography: Will Pugh


EFW Scale: Not available

Release Date: 07 Oct 2016

Other Release Date / Place: 15 Oct 2015 / London Film Festival

Genre(s): Documentary

Certification: 15

Language(s): English

Country: United States

Film Industry: British

Banner(s) and Studio(s)

Banner / Studio: Red Box Films

Distributed by: BBC Films

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