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Wise Blood

Wise Blood
  • 1979
  • US/West Germany
  • 106 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: John Huston
  • Cast: Brad Dourif, John Huston, Dan Shor

Brilliant offbeat film in which a young man (Dourif) returns home to the Bible-belt South and starts a private war against evangelism by setting up the Church of Truth Without Jesus Christ. Bizarrely tragic and perversely funny, it revolves around a performance by Dourif in the days between his stunning debut (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) and his subsequent career as the sole saving grace in countless B-movies.

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GFT Heartworn Highways season screens 1970s Americana

12 Jan 2011

Fat City, Wise Blood, The Last Picture Show and documentary Heartworn Highways

Featuring small-time boxers, bible-thumping preachers, teenagers stumbling toward adulthood and outlaw country singers, this short season offers a rare opportunity to savour four idiosyncratic snapshots of 1970s Americana. From the filmography of John…

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