The Exorcist with William Friedkin
DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
CAST: ELLEN BURSTYN, LINDA BLAIR, MAX VON SYDOW, JASON MILLER, KITTY WINN
Introduction with William Friedkin on Thursday, April 19th at the 9pm screening. [SOLD OUT]
Due to a request from William Friedkin, we will be showing his preferred director’s cut of the film on DCP instead of the theatrical version on 35mm.
When it first appeared in cinemas Friedkin’s profane, blasphemous, frequently-brutal adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s best-selling supernatural thriller was experienced as a startling, almost-unprecedented cinematic assault, the harsh, harrowing work of a master lmmaker. Almost half a century later, though? The same damn thing. Priests Max von Sydow and Jason Miller, the latter in a performance of gloomy grandeur, are called on to cast a demon out of a Georgetown townhouse, and find themselves staring down pure evil.
The Exorcist is screening as part of the series William Friedkin.