Everybody's favourite documentary maker will share stories about his fascinating body of work in an Australia-wide speaking tour
He's spent time with the families of the Westboro Baptist Church, he's played a bit part in a porn movie, he's visited a Thai marriage agency, he attempted to get to know paedophiles in California. British documentary maker Louis Theroux is known for his ability to delve deep into society's shrouded and taboo subjects through his disarmingly naive interview style, his balanced treatment of subjects and his fearlessness in the face of dangerous and shocking situations.
This September, devotees of Theroux's documentaries will have the chance to spend an evening with the talented journalist as he talks to Julia Zemiro about his career. During this two-hour event, Theroux will share behind-the-scenes stories from his lengthy career. He might talk about the research process for documentaries like Swingers (1999) from his Weird Weekends series, facing very real danger in films like Louis and the Nazis (2003) or putting himself morally difficult situations like undergoing liposuction in Under the Knife (2007) or hunting animals in African Hunting Holiday (2008).
Theroux will also tell audiences about where some of his subjects are today, and reflect on what he might have done differently with the benefit of hindsight. He'll even share some never-before-seen footage from his films.
Tickets to Theroux's two Melbourne shows are sure to sell fast – tickets go on sale from Monday March 21.