Jonestown Massacre Documentary

jim jonesYet another interesting documentary has recently surfaced in the festival circuit. “Jonestown: The Life and Death of People’s Temple” follows the rocky relationship between rapper Jim Jones and Andy Warhol as they try and one up eachother on the road…er, not quite. This is, of course, the story of cult leader Jim Jones and the infamous mass suicide he orchestrated in 1978. We all know about the tainted kool-aid, but filmmaker Stanley Nelson digs deeper into Jones’ past and brings some new information to the table. I’ve always had an interest in this story and am pretty excited about this film. “Jonestown” was recently screened at the Tribeca film festival and for those in the Washington, DC area, tickets are now available here for the June 17th screening at this years Silver Docs Film Festival.

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  • This is interesting to me as well. I’ve always been fascinated by these cult figures. Hopefully we’ll have a chance of seeing it up here.