Ti West's The Sacrament premieres this evening. Grounded in the bloody history and tragic betrayal of Jonestown, The Sacrament explores the extremes of religious belief.
From Colin Geddes' description at Tiff.net:
Patrick (Kentucker Audley) is a fashion photographer. When his colleagues Sam (AJ Bowen) and Jake (Joe Swanberg, who also stars in Proxy in this year’s Vanguard program), correspondents for Vice magazine, catch wind of a letter he received from his estranged sister Caroline (Amy Seimetz), they decide her story would be a great subject for a documentary — she's living in a "sober" commune at an unnamed location outside the United States.
The three set off for a visit. While Patrick reunites with his sister, Sam and Jake investigate why members of the isolated community have followed a mysterious leader they call Father off American soil. Understandably skeptical at first, the guys slowly come around to the group's utopian claims.
(Incidentally, we think it is a fantastic touch that the reporters work for Vice magazine).
THE SACRAMENT Screening Times:
Sunday, Sept 8th, 5:15 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Tuesday, Sept 10th, 9:45 PM SCOTIABANK 7
Friday, Sept 13th, 8:45 PM SCOTIABANK 3
PROXY Screening Times:
Tuesday, Sept 10th, 10:30 PM THE BLOOR HOT DOCS CINEMA
Thursday, Sept 12th, 5:00 PM SCOTIABANK 1
Saturday, Sept 14th, 8:00 PM SCOTIABANK 9