Category: Feature Documentary - theatrical release
Director: John Dower
Produced by: Simon Chinn
Written by: John Dower and Louis Theroux
Executive Producers for BBC: Christine Langan, Stephen McDonogh, Charlotte Moore, Joe Oppenheimer, Mark Reynolds
‘I find that the most inexplicable behavior is motivated by very relatable human impulses,’ comments Louis Theroux as he heads to Los Angeles for his feature documentary exploring the Church of Scientology. Following a long fascination with the religion and with much experience in dealing with eccentric, unpalatable and unexpected human behavior, the beguilingly unassuming Theroux won’t take no for an answer when his request to enter the Church’s headquarters is turned down.
BBC Films & BBC Worldwide Presents a Red Box Films Production in association with Lightbox.
''unexpectedly superb, inventive and quietly revelatory''
Premiered at London Film Festival
12th highest grossing documentary of all time in UK
Winner of the NME award for best film