My Scientology Movie: Release date of new Louis Theroux documentary announced, new trailer released

The documentarian will participate in a nationwide broadcast Q&A ahead of the film's October release

Jacob Stolworthy
Wednesday 14 September 2016 11:46 BST
My Scientology Movie Trailer

A release date for Louis Theroux's big-screen documentary My Scientology Movie has finally been released months after acquiring UK distribution.

Fans have been wondering when they would get to see the film following it screening at last year's London Film Festival and its international debut at Tribeca in April

They'll be happy to know there is now less than a month to wait: Theroux himself is to participate in a nationwide broadcast live Q&A with Adam Buxton on 7 October followed by the film's general release on 10 October.

Theroux has previously hinted at the film's October release date in a tweet he sent earlier this year.

Since the film's festival premiere, a clip - showing the documentarian locking heads with a disruptive member of the church - was released online.

Speaking about the John Dower-directed film, Theroux said: “More than 10 years ago, I approached the church to see if they might let me in to make a documentary.

“I thought I might be able to bring a sense of nuance and perspective to people’s understanding of a faith that has been much ridiculed. Just as I have done with other non-mainstream stories, I hoped to see it from the inside and make a human connection with its clerics and congregants. But I was repeatedly turned down.”

The documentarian's second Jimmy Saville project is also set to be released later on this year.

My Scientology Movie will be released in the UK on 10 October.

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