DIRECTOR: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN
CAST: LINDA BLAIR, JASON MILLER, MAX VON SYDOW, ELLEN BURSTYN
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.
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.