Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 25 min.

Plot Summary
Filmmaker Stanley Nelson charts the rise and fall of Peoples Temple founder Jim Jones, whose followers drank poisoned punch at their South American commune in 1978. Using archival film footage and interviews with the few survivors, Nelson recounts the origins of the church's formation and its charismatic leader, and the events that led up to their doomsday in Guyana.



Genres: Documentary

Distributor: American Experience

Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple (2006)

Release Date: October 20th, 2006|1 hr. 25 min.

trailers & clips

view all

ratings & reviews

view all
critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
See all critic reviews on

featured news

view all


How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers