JONESTOWN

Wednesday, November 28th, 6:30pm
Stanley Nelson, 2007, 88min

In Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple, award-winning filmmakers Stanley Nelson, Marcia Smith, and Noland Walker reveal the true, tragic story behind enigmatic preacher Jim Jones and his promise of a world of economic and racial equality that ultimately led to the largest mass murder-suicide in history.

This documentary tells the story of the people who joined Peoples Temple, following Jones from Indiana to California and ultimately to their deaths in Guyana in November 1978.

Q&A with director Stanley Nelson, editor Lewis Erskine, and survivor Jim Jones, Jr. to follow screening.

Schomburg Center for Black Research

515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037


 


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