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There's A Trailer Out For The New Louis Theroux Documentary And It Looks Great

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There's A Trailer Out For The New Louis Theroux Documentary And It Looks Great

I love Louis Theroux. I think he's brilliant. The best thing about him is his quintessentially British sense of humour and way of tackling things. Generally, other countries just don't 'get' him.

Well, he's back. You can stop re-watching episode after episode of Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends on Netflix - here's the trailer.

Sadly, we don't know when it will be generally released (or through what platform).

My Scientology Movie debuted at the London Film Festival late last year, but no trace of it can be found anywhere on the internet, weirdly. However, you will be able to see it at the Tribeca Film Festival on Sunday, April 17 at Regal Cinemas.

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Louis spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the documentary movie. He 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.

"In the course of making my film I came to believe I was being tailed by private investigators, someone in Clearwater, Florida (Scientology's spiritual mecca) attempted to hack my emails, we were filmed covertly, I also had the police called on me more than once, not to mention a blizzard of legal letters from Scientology lawyers.

"And yet, at every step I remained open to Scientology's good points and tried to see it for what it is: a system of belief that is not so different from other religions, capable of enlarging the soul as well as crushing the spirit."

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Don't worry, though. According to the Independent, he has two new documentaries coming out this year. One will be about alcohol addiction, after Louis spent time with patients of alcoholism at King's College Hospital.

The second, which has been given a working title of Brain Injury, will focus on the one million British people who are living with long-term brain injuries.

We love you, Louis.

Words by Mel Ramsay

Topics: louis theroux, scientology, Documentary

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