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The Devil and Father Amorth

Part of our Anniversary Classics series. For details, visit: laemmle.com/ac.

In his latest, William Friedkin returns not only to his documentary roots but to the subject of one of his most towering works, 1973’s The Exorcist. Friedkin, a legendary raconteur, leads a tour that moves from the infamous Exorcist steps in Georgetown to Italy, where he meets with the 91-year-old Father Gabriele Amorth, official exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, and accompanies Amorth on one of his harrowing house calls. This is a sprightly, at times gonzo-style, investigation into the long history of demonic lore, and a one-of-a-kind insight into the persistence of medieval belief in the supposedly modern world.

Screening with a 24-minute companion piece of new interviews with William Friedkin, in which he discusses the making of DEVIL, his thoughts looking back on THE EXORCIST, and drops in a few great anecdotes from his wild career.

Total running time: 91 minutes.

Played at

Ahrya Fine Arts, 4.20.18 - 4.26.18
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Genre: Religion
Runtime: 68 min
Language: English, Italian