Considered by many the greatest horror film ever made, this masterful cinematic nightmare of demonic possession returns to the big screen in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in tribute to its late director, William Friedkin.
** RESCHEDULED SCREENING** (This film was originally scheduled to be shown on Friday, October 27, but the showing was discontinued due to a projector malfunction. The projector is working again now, so we are re-screening the film on Sunday, October 29.)
The Exorcist – Director’s Cut
(William Friedkin, 1973, 133 min, USA, DCP)
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The life of the MacNeil family is torn apart when 12-year-old daughter Regan (Linda Blair) begins to act disturbingly erratic and violent. Distraught as her beloved child becomes the subject of a harrowing supernatural possession, matriarch Chris (Ellen Burstyn) turns to the help of two priests to help rid her of her demonic spell. The young, faith-tested Father Carras (Jason Miller) and elderly archeologist Father Lankester Merrin (Max Von Sydow) prepare for an exorcism to vanquish the unholy evil.
A timeless – often deemed cursed – horror masterpiece, the late, great William Friedkin’s seminal adaptation of William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist remains every bit as chilling now as its first release in 1973.