William Friedkin's The Devil and Father Amorth — Trailer

source:   thedevilandfatheramorth.film

added: Wed, Mar 21st '18

82-year-old Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, perhaps best known for making the 1973 horror classic "The Exorcist," has a new movie coming out next month in which he filmed a real-life exorcism.

"At the time I directed the film "The Exorcist," I had never seen the real thing," says Friedkin in the newly-released trailer for his upcoming documentary "The Devil and Father Amorth." "But on May 1st, 2016, Father Gabriele Amorth, a Vatican exorcist, invited me to witness an actual exorcism. I had no idea what to expect."

Part personal video essay, part investigative report on the subject of real-life exorcisms, Friedkin seemingly takes viewers on a fascinating journey into the unknown, and through the grey area where religion and science intersect as the famed "Exorcist" director accompanies Father Amorth on his ninth exorcism.

"The Devil and Father Amorth" is receiving a theatrical release on April 20th. Watch the trailer, above.

Over forty years after the release of "The Exorcist," director William Friedkin wonders how close his film came to reality. After meeting with Father Gabriele Amorth, known as the "Dean of Exorcists," Friedkin receives permission to attend and film Father Amorth's ninth exorcism on an Italian woman who has been experiencing troubling fits and behavioral changes that psychiatry could not fix.


directed by   William Friedkin

release date   April 20, 2018

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