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Trailer for MILLER’S TALE, a new documentary about the life of Jason Miller

A new documentary on the life and career of the late Jason Miller, who played Father Damien Karras in The Exorcist, is set to premiere in the U.S. PBS Channels during March. Titled Miller’s Tale, the film It will also be available on DVD soon after.

After so many years, I simply cannot fathom anyone else in the role of Father Damien Karras in The Exorcist. Jason Miller absolutely devoted himself to that role which garnered him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. The same year The Exorcist was released, Miller received the Pulitzer Prize for his play That Championship Season. Instantly his name was renowned in Hollywood. How did such a remarkable year affect him behind closed doors many years later?

This same question prompted Filmmaker Rebecca Marshall Ferris to document the life of Jason Miller after hearing of his passing in 2001, aged 62. Now, the completed project is ready for audiences. It features interviews with The Exorcist director William Friedkin, Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Stacy Keach, and Bruce Dern.

You can view the trailer and official synopsis below.

Miller’s Tale official synopsis:

Best known as Father Karras in The Exorcist, Jason Miller experienced a brief but brilliant period of national acclaim, then curiously abandoned Hollywood to return to his hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania. The town reveled in the presence of its local celebrity but not many understood why he had come back. Why did this Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who experienced such explosive beginnings never write a Broadway play again? And what happened to Jason in Hollywood that would make him run away?
When Miller died in 2001, filmmaker Rebecca Marshall Ferris set out with a camera to find some answers. Through a personal and intimate narrative, Miller’s Tale examines the themes that weave our lives together: dreams of success, personal failure, passion for art, and small town pride. Featuring Martin Sheen, Paul Sorvino, Stacy Keach, Bruce Dern, and William Friedkin. Funded by the Independent Television Service.
Airing times and DVD release dates for Miller’s Tale are yet to be released. I will provide this information as soon as it is made available.

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  • Billy

    This is what I have been waiting for for years! As hard as it will be to watch, it’s a long time coming. God bless you Jason Miller.

  • DamienKarras

    I can’t wait to see this! Karras is truly one of my favourite roles, beautifully acted.

  • Mr. Matthew James Fitzgerald

    Hi my name is mr. matthew james fitzgerald and i thought the exorcist pull out the whole wide Out million’s of people to see this movie and i know linda blair was created by dick smith was a Powerful peace on hear from this who linda blair she went on from big man to process by a Diemon karras every cast of the exorcist went by a special effect’s crew the whole bed was on The rittle’s to elevite like on the side way’s the ture story was posted and writng this vision was A fire burn down they never had a set burn down before it is away how have died in the Excorist Jack allion father karras camera man also died in the film the stirs was in peaces hard Stone and they use rumble on the stirs when you see linda blairs eyes is automantic including The Head to And the wig was on the head and added the squars on your chick as for the teeth Painted on the Green suop on hear teeth.
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  • Hudsoncerone

    Looking forward to seeing it when it is released!

  • Miller’s Tale

    Hi! I’m the associate producer of Miller’s Tale. Check out our website ‘News and Screenings page’ for current air dates: http://millerstalemovie.com/millers-tale-news/. And info on DVDs will be available very, very soon!

  • Billy, in case you haven’t heard, Miller’s Tale dvds are now available here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Millers-Tale-DVDs.

  • Miller’s Tale dvds are now available here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Mille

  • In case you haven’t heard, Miller’s Tale dvds are now available here: http://www.indiegogo.com/Mille