Ti West’s Jonestown-esque found-footage thriller The Sacrament was acquired in a seven-figure deal by Magnet Releasing in Toronto after a strong festival run that included a buzzy premiere in Venice, where it drew praise for its take on the genre. The pic centers on a fashion photographer whose sister has joined Eden Parish, a community in an unidentified foreign country. He sets off to visit her with two journalists from Vice who intend to film the goings-on. It doesn’t go well. Joe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Amy Seimetz and Gene Jones star. West wrote, directed and edited the film, and Eli Roth is presenting it. Magnet releases it May 1 on VOD and June 6 in theaters. Here’s the trailer that hit the web today:
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