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My Scientology Movie written by Louis Theroux

Discussion in 'Movies, Plays, and Documentaries about Scientology' started by CommunicatorIC, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  2. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Re: VIDEO: Scientology’s dramatic retaliation to Louis Theroux’s new documentary

    Ain't free advertising grand :)

    Go Louis!!
  3. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Haha! Me too!
  4. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Louis Theroux at his very best with My Scientology Movie

    Louis Theroux at his very best with My Scientology Movie

    The movie gets 3 1/2 stars.

    Herald Sun: Louis Theroux at his very best with My Scientology Movie

    * * * * * BEGIN CONCLUSION * * * * *

    While Rathbun is well-known around the world as an outspoken critic of Scientology — and has participated in many docos and TV programs in the past — his own complicity in some very unsavoury incidents in the past remains open to question.

    To his credit, Theroux keeps pressing Rathbun with that question, and his angry responses point My Scientology in yet another intriguing direction.

    Though Theroux obviously knew what he was in for by addressing such a hot-button topic as Scientology, his shock and confusion in moments of extreme duress are genuine (as is his determination to at least attempt a balanced assessment of his subject.)

    It can sometimes be amusing viewing, but like Theroux’s finest TV work, it is always both revealing and disturbing in equal measure.

    * * * * * END CONCLUSION * * * * *

  5. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    I just got back from seeing the movie. I loved it! I laughed a lot (mostly because there was some funny scenes, but also because I was embarrassed that I ever yelled at an ashtray).

    I think I understand why Marty has lost the plot. He does not come off well in this movie.

    It's hard to say anything here because I don't want to spoil it for you guys who have yet to see it. All I can say is to do yourselves a favour & go out for a "date night" with the spouse & have a good laugh.
  6. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    mmm date nights :)
  7. Lulu Belle

    Lulu Belle Moonbat

    I would like it if you would say more, because it's going to be a while before those of us in the US will be able to see it.
  8. Emma

    Emma Con te partirò Administrator

    Ok, when I get home tonight I'll put up a post with lots of Spoiler warnings so people can skip the thread.
  9. Mimsey Borogrove

    Mimsey Borogrove Crusader

    You were embarrassed? What about the ashtray? Try as it could, it couldn't stand up. Can you imagine how demoralized it felt? Day after day it just sat there. Occasionally a student took pity on it and put it on a chair and off and on lifted it into the air. Can you imagine how much at effect it felt? People yelling at it, moving it around without so much as a single "can you help me improve my intention?" Or the slightest expression of affinity for a job well done?

    So sad. :(

  10. BunnySkull

    BunnySkull Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: VIDEO: Steven Mango responds to Marty Rathbun's allegations re Louis Theroux’s mo

    I noticed this on Steve Mango's public Facebook timeline from ol' Marty:

    You gotta wonder what reality Marty is living in. It's almost like there is a total disconnect from the reality we are in and the one Marty is in. Gotta wonder why Steve doesn't get the same pit bull attack from Marty that everyone else in the "ASC" is getting? Maybe he realizes that a witness from the set speaking out endangers his narrative.
  11. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

  12. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    How can they still be this stupid?
  13. chipgallo

    chipgallo Patron Meritorious

    This trailer link showed up over on It is spun as a comedy but somehow I don't think of Scientology in that way. [I slogged through the rest of this thread and the AU trailer makes it clear that actors were employed whereas the one I am posting doesn't.]

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016
  14. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    the Fookers Cancelled It!

    I just checked the Program for the Port Townsend Film Festival, and discovered that "MY Scientology Movie" was no longer scheduled for Sunday night. I called them up and I was told that the Film had been cancelled. That it was pulled by Magnolia Pictures, the Distributor. That the Film had been pulled from all the Theaters. :omg::no: WTF!!!
  15. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Re: the Fookers Cancelled It!

    Businesses are averse to threats, particularly from people with a history of carrying out their threats.
  16. phenomanon

    phenomanon Canyon

    They have just cancelled " My Scientology Movie" from the Port Townsend Film Festival. It was to be shown Sunday nite. I looked at the Program on the Web to check the time and it was no longer on the program. So I called and the Lady said that it had been cancelled. Cancelled by the Distributor, Magnolia Pictures. Cancelled in all the Festivals and Theaters.:angry::angry::angry::angry::angry:

    I'm old and a tad senile, but I keep thinking Litigation???? marty marty marty.....???????
  17. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on


    ANSWER: Because they still are that stupid.

    The answer seems flippant but it's paradoxical--considering the last 66 years of bragging that scientologists have done about their advanced technology, superior knowingness and paranormal powers.

    While religiously following Hubbard's PR tech that fails with disastrous results at every turn, scientologists will nonetheless proudly declare unprecedented wins; because. . .

    The Supreme Test of a [STRIKE]thetan[/STRIKE] scientologist is
    the ability to
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    going right.

    - Don Hubbard; estranged twin brother of Ron Hubbard
    - Founder Church of Hoaxology
  18. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Confirmation the Port Townsend Film Festival has cancelled and replaced My Scientology Movie.

  19. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter

    Further confirmation the Port Townsend Film Festival has cancelled and replaced My Scientology Movie. The Google cached version of the festival's Events page lists "Movie Meet Andrew Perez following My Scientology Movie." The current version of the page omits that event.

    Compare the current version of:

    With Google cached version of the page:

  20. CommunicatorIC

    CommunicatorIC @IndieScieNews on Twitter