The Sacrament

The Sacrament

DVD - 2014
Average Rating:
6
1
Rate this:
Two reporters for VICE Media journey to a remote Central American compound hoping to reunite with the photographer's sister, who feels out of touch after struggling with a drug addiction. They find an isolated community of true believers devoted to a shadowy but charismatic figure called "Father." Skeptical at first, the journalists begin to come around to the group's utopian claims, until things rapidly take a very dark turn.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, [Publisher not identified],, [2014]
Call Number: DVD F SACR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,rda
video file,DVD video,rda

Opinion

From Library Staff

List - Cult Films
SFPL_CharlotteS Aug 02, 2016

A group of reporters for a Vice-like magazine travel to Central America to do a piece on a seemingly harmonious commune one of the reporter's sisters has joined.


From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
kuttu68
Nov 09, 2017

This documentary really got under my skin and I was ticked off. I knew it was going to end badly seeing how 137 people died over a man who was able to control weak minded people and because mentally these people looked for a savior to save them. This is just an example of what a cult is and when religion mixed into the cult it is a bad combination to have. It was just like Jim Jones same thing but the different face that is all. I have been in a situation where I lived with a woman who wanted to start a place for women to live to help them also was a Christian anyway it did not last long at all because she wanted to control me with rules that I felt was not being a Christian but a robot. I did leave but she was trying to convince me to stay because that was the best place to be for me. I am glad I am not weak minded as these people were to end your life with an empty promise of a madman. What upset me knowing the children and baby did not have any choice because due to having parents like they did what a shame. I would recommend watching this to get an insight into a madman.

l
lukasevansherman
Sep 30, 2015

Found footage take on the Jonestown massacre, which I thought was unsettling and effective. From director Ti West, who also did "House of the Devil" and "The Innkeepers."

c
COURIER3
Mar 14, 2015

Wish I knew if this was a true story or remake of Jonestown.
Hundreds of brain washed people under a spell of a man called "Father". Ending is quite bloody along with Kool Aid mass suicide.

pachla008 Feb 26, 2015

WASTE OF TIME

j
jazeebelle
Sep 29, 2014

i disagree with jimg2000, with respect to the victims of Jonestown i think this movie helps people not forget the horror that men too often do. It is clearly based on the documentary of Jonestown, (blatantly at times with both the staging and audio being almost identical from the real life tapes and photos.) I think movies like this also tend to get younger generations into looking at the real stories. It's devastatingly horrible and needs never be lost or forgotten. Eli Roth is often involved in films that are based on real situations and this one is indeed slightly closer to the actual event than others have been in the past. I do agree with jimg2000 in the sense that everyone (within reasonable age) should indeed see the actual documentary "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" regardless of this film and if they are deciding between the two, that one for obvious reasons would be the one to watch.

j
jimg2000
Sep 19, 2014

Feeble attempt to copy the Story on the 1978 Jonestown Massacre in Jim Jones's Guyana compund, found-footage style. See the definitive version in "Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple" etc. What a sham to incorporate the horrid story into this cheap docudrama.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at SFPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top