Georgia Museum of Art

Wise Blood is the film adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s acclaimed 1952 novel. After returning home from World War II, uneducated and irreligious U.S. Army veteran Hazel Motes (Brad Dourif) decides to make his way in the world by impersonating a priest and starting his own religion. Motes soon attracts a follower—a manic potato peeler named Enoch Emery (Dan Shot)—but things get complicated when he encounters fellow sidewalk charlatans Asa Hawks (Harry Dean Stanton) and his waif-like young daughter, Sabbath Lilly Hawks (Amy Wright). (1979, PG, 108 min.) Presented in conjunction with Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection. Sponsored by UGA Parents Leadership Council.