Last year at the 2015 LFF Louis Theroux’s film on the Church of Scientology played to great acclaim. It followed Alex Gibney’s well-known Going Clear in shedding light on the Church, and it’s taken a year of festival play to get to its welcome UK release.
Theroux’s jewel in the crown is Marty Rathbun, an ex-member of the Church who is key to discovering more about the enigmatic high-profile group. Much of the film’s value comes in Theroux’s keen, yet distanced, observance of the spellbinding power of the Church, and how so many people are caught up in it.
Stefan Pape sat down with the filmmaker to talk about His Scientology Movie, here’s the interview.