Wise Blood

1979, 106m, 35mm, U.S.

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened September 23, 2017

This eccentric and grimy adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s blackly comic novel follows young Army veteran Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) who returns to his apathetic Southern hometown to found a Church without Christ. Harry Dean Stanton plays a duplicitous sidewalk preacher faking blindness to turn a profit and Huston himself has a small role as Motes’ fanatical grandfather.

Print Courtesy of the Harvard Film Archive

A film by John Huston