“THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH shows you how deep the mystique of the demonic goes… Whether or not you believe in the Devil, the film helps to color in how our culture got possessed.”
– Owen Gleiberman, VARIETY
The Orchard Will Release THE DEVIL AND FATHER AMORTH Theatrically In New York and Los Angeles On April 20th
Synopsis: 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. 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.
TRT: 68 min.