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the-sacrament-joe-swanberg-in-un-immagine-dal-set-283325Ti West’s new work,¬†The Sacrament, is a surprisingly good movie that uses the events of the infamous Jonestown Massacre of 1978 as the basis for a faux documentary that investigates¬†a commune which the elderly, poor, and disadvantaged have established in the jungle of an unidentified country under the direction of a charismatic preacher they call Father. Generally, the material is not handled in an exploitative manner nor does the final result belong in any way to the horror genre, although the movie has been incorrectly characterized by some as such.

And for those reasons, the film is unlikely to attract the audience it deserves.