My Scientology Movie written by Louis Theroux

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  1. lotus

    lotus autonomous rebellous

    No money no candy :confused2:
     
  2. CommunicatorIC

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  3. tetloj

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    Louis in Perth yesterday ahead of two talking appearances (I will be going on Friday)


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  4. Mimsey Borogrove

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    I smell a rat. Perhaps it goes by the name of Kendrick or Bert. They shot down the bill boards in LA twice. They failed with the other two bill boards. 2 to 2. Now they are 1 to 0 against Louis. I guess that's a power graph? The other was flat lined emergency.

    Go OSA!! Yeah Baby! Suppress those suppressives. Up stats! Break out a couple beers!

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  5. phenomanon

    phenomanon Gold Meritorious Patron

    The Distributor who cancelled it from Port Townsend is MAGNOLIA PICTURES.
     
  6. tetloj

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    Tony added to today's post
    http://tonyortega.org/2016/09/21/dr...on-hubbard-departed-this-earth/#disqus_thread
     
  7. CommunicatorIC

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    Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie gets a Ralph Steadman poster

    Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie gets a Ralph Steadman poster.

    Empire: Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie gets a Ralph Steadman poster

    http://www.empireonline.com/movies/news/louis-theroux-scientology-movie-gets-ralph-steadman-poster/

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    Louis Theroux's first theatrical release has been a long time coming, so it deserves something a little special to usher it to the big screen. This new poster by Ralph Steadman, iconic cover designer for Hunter S. Thompson, should do the trick. The film getting the gonzo treatment, of course, is My Scientology Movie. Take a look below.




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  9. CommunicatorIC

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    It looks like Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie won't get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws

    Entertainment IE: It looks like Louis Theroux's My Scientology Movie won't get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws

    http://entertainment.ie/cinema/news...rish-release-due-to-blasphemy-laws/385722.htm


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    It's looking increasingly like his highly anticipated feature film, My Scientology Movie won't be getting a release in Ireland due to blasphemy laws.


    The film has a UK distributor, Altitude and is set to be released over there on October 14th. However as we reported earlier this year, an Irish distributor has yet to be confirmed and it's looking likely that none will be.


    The main stumbling block seems to be Ireland's blasphemy laws and in particular the The Defamation Act of 2009. According to that piece of legislation, any "publication or utterance of blasphemous matter" against any religion is an offence and carries a fine of €25,000.


    The Act does allow for a defence of work that has "genuine literary, artistic, political, scientific, or academic value", which this documentary most likely will have. However it looks like there aren't any distributors willing to take a chance on the film for fear that they could be found to be in breach of the legislation.

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    UPDATE:

    Graham Spurling, the owner of Movies@Dundrum, Movies@Swords, Movies@Gorey and SGC Dungarvan has confirmed on Twitter that the film will not get an Irish release and has suggested that the blasphemy law may be to blame though he cannot speak for the distributors.

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  11. CommunicatorIC

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    My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux documentary unlikely to get Ireland release due to blasphemy laws.

    The Independent - My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux documentary unlikely to get Ireland release due to blasphemy laws

    http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-e...nd-blasphemy-laws-controversies-a7330271.html

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    Louis Theroux fans hoping to watch My Scientology Movie in Ireland look set for disappointment as the country’s blasphemy laws threaten to keep it from cinemas.

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  12. Little David

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    Ireland's blasphemy laws unlikely to prevent Louis Theroux's Scientology film from being released here

    There are currently no plans to show the film in Ireland.

    The possibility of a no-show for the film in Irish cinemas first emerged over the weekend when Entertainment.ie reported that it appeared the film wouldn’t get an Irish release due to blasphemy laws.


    However, a legal expert has said that in his opinion there is no way an Irish screening of the documentary about Scientology could lead to a prosecution on the basis of blasphemy.


    Dr Neville Cox of Trinity College, a specialist in the Defamation Act, has said categorically that “there is no blasphemy case here”.


    Cox said that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would never bring such a case and that no judge in the land would go near it.

    It wouldn’t even get to a jury.


    He cited section 36 of the Defamation Act which allows for work to be published or uttered which has “genuine literary, artistic, political, scientific, academic value”, and suggested that the documentary would fall under these parameters.


    He also doubted that the documentary would qualify as “grossly abusive or insulting in relation to matters held sacred by any religion” in this case.


    A more real risk, he said, would be a group defamation suit. However, Cox also cast doubt on that outcome, and said that it would have to proven that the documentary defamed one person or an identifiable group of people.




    continues: http://www.thejournal.ie/louis-theroux-scientology-blasphemy-ireland-2996221-Sep2016/
     
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  13. dchoiceisalwaysrs

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    How does one defame something infamous? By claiming the infamous as despicable as scientology$ past and present leaders?
     
  14. phenomanon

    phenomanon Gold Meritorious Patron

    Is COS able to do to Theaters what they tried to do to the Internet?
    They are shutting this Film down.
    Where is Anonymous when you need them?
    WTF can we do about this?
     
  15. CommunicatorIC

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    Why Ireland won’t ‘ban’ Louis Theroux’s Scientology film

    Why Ireland won’t ‘ban’ Louis Theroux’s Scientology film.

    The Irish Times: Why Ireland won’t ‘ban’ Louis Theroux’s Scientology film

    https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/...an-louis-theroux-s-scientology-film-1.2807475

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    Why Ireland won’t ‘ban’ Louis Theroux’s Scientology film


    A speculative media story has suggested a new documentary could ‘might’ be banned under Ireland’s blasphemy laws. It won’t


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    Dr Neville Cox, associate professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin, told The Irish Times: “There are three reasons why the blasphemy laws are of no relevance here.” It is significant, he agrees, that the state does not define the Church of Scientology as a religion with charitable status.


    “Secondly, for blasphemy it has to deal with issues held sacred by a religion and, thirdly, there is an exception within the blasphemy laws for something that is of literary, political, artistic or scientific merit. There is no way a documentary could not fall under that.”


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    This week’s chatter has, however, focused almost exclusively on the blasphemy legislation. Professor Cox explains: “My view is the 2009 act fulfilled a constitutional obligation on the crime of blasphemy, but skilfully rendered the law completely unenforceable. I am not saying that was the intention.”


    My Scientology Movie opens in the UK on October 7th. It will be broadcast on the BBC at a later date. The inflated controversy will do the film no harm at all.


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  16. Victoria

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    Is it even a religion in Ireland?
     
  17. CommunicatorIC

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    My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux's exposé is the most damning yet

    Guardian: My Scientology Movie: Louis Theroux's exposé is the most damning yet

    https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/sep/30/louis-theroux-my-scientology-movie

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    But this is the super-paranoid Church of Scientology, and soon they are on Theroux’s tail, trailing his car, implicitly threatening Rathburn, openly filming them, and harassing them with legal threats (they aggressively blanket-deny everything). This prompts the movie’s other masterstroke: Theroux undermining Marty Rathburn’s authority by reminding him that these abusive strategies were originally invented by… Marty Rathburn. Marty doesn’t like that one bit, and can’t hide it. I think Rathburn is – on balance – an anti-Scientology hero, but we deserve the more ambiguous, troubling portrait sketched here.


    For these reasons, My Scientology Movie belongs in the company of the most serious work done on the church. The more sunlight that falls on this dark organisation, the better for all of us.

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  18. CommunicatorIC

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    Louis Theroux crowned BBC Grierson Trustees' Award winner at the 2016 British Documentary Awards.

    Grierson Trust: Louis Theroux crowned BBC Grierson Trustees' Award winner at the 2016 British Documentary Awards

    http://www.griersontrust.org/about-...roux-crowned-bbc-grierson-trustees-award.html

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    London, 30th September 2016: Documentary maker and presenter Louis Theroux will be honoured with the prestigious BBC Grierson Trustees' Award at the 2016 British Documentary Awards.


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    Earlier this year, the BBC broadcast his A Different Brain and Drinking to Oblivion which has also earned him a nomination in this year's Best Documentary Presenter category. His latest project Louis Theroux: Savile will broadcast on BBC Two this weekend and My Scientology Movie opens at cinemas across the UK next week.

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    PODCAST - Louis Theroux: Journalists viewed as enemies by Scientology

    PODCAST - Louis Theroux: Journalists viewed as enemies by Scientology.

    News Talk ZB: PODCAST - Louis Theroux: Journalists viewed as enemies by Scientology

    http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/...journalists-viewed-as-enemies-by-scientology/

    Audio at link.

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    Filmmaker Louis Theroux joins Larry Williams on the Mike Hosking Breakfast to discuss his new film - an expose on the secretive Church of Scientology.

    'My Scientology Movie' covers Theroux's attempts to shed some light on David Miscavige's group, and allegations of abuse and brainwashing among Scientology.

    However, he explains Scientologist aren't particularly welcoming to outsiders, especially journalists.

    Theroux said during the making the movie he came to realise that "they are genuinely capable of being very nasty, and I've had little glimpses of it, and it's not nice."

    "When you feel that you're exposed and they might have something that will make you very uncomfortable in some way, and they use it against you, it can be very frightening."

    LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW ABOVE

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    Theroux’s cult classic | Morning Star

    A razor-sharp exposé of Scientology is a must-see says Alan Frank

    https://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-3728-Therouxs-cult-classic

    Film Review: Theroux turns sights on celebrity cult | The National

    http://www.thenational.scot/culture/film-review-theroux-turns-sights-on-celebrity-cult.23278

    Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie is the film Tom Cruise wouldn't want you to see | Daily Mail Online

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    ...with Rathbun’s help, Theroux hires actors to show how Scientology’s top-brass operate behind closed doors. If accurate, it’s beyond bizarre.

    Of course, they say it’s not accurate. They claim to be an honourable organisation, outrageously maligned. A Miscavige of justice, if you will. Maybe that’s so. I certainly didn’t warm to Rathbun, whose sense of self-importance doesn’t seem to have diminished much since he was Miscavige’s right-hand man.

    But if the Scientologists are more sinned against than sinning, there’s precious little evidence here.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...tology-film-Tom-Cruise-wouldn-t-want-see.html


    HT - The Wrong Guy on WWP: https://whyweprotest.net/threads/my...heroux-documentary.116782/page-8#post-2593521



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