Tuesday
30
Oct
7.15pm
Back The Exorcist
 
Tue
30
Oct
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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 7.15pm
Difficult Shoots
  • Drama, Horror
  • 1973
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 122 mins.
 

William Friedkin's powerful film adaptation of William Peter Blatty's bestselling novel of a young girl who is possessed by a demon. The film quickly became a cultural phenomenon. 

One of the most profitable horror movies ever made, this tale of an exorcism is based loosely on actual events. When young Regan (Linda Blair) starts acting odd -- levitating, speaking in tongues -- her worried mother (Ellen Burstyn) seeks medical help, only to hit a dead end. A local priest (Jason Miller), however, thinks the girl may be seized by the devil. The priest makes a request to perform an exorcism, and the church sends in an expert (Max von Sydow) to help with the difficult job.

Director:

 
William Friedkin

Cinematographer:

 
Owen Roizman

Screenplay:

 
William Peter Blatty (from his novel)

Cast:

 
Linda Blair Max Von Sydow Ellen Burstyn Lee J. Cobb Jason Miller

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