As reported by Jim Hoberman in The Village Voice:
“The season’s most elegant double bill … is the star installation of Scottish artist Douglas Gordon’s current MOMA show, an empty room where The Song of Bernadette (1943) and The Exorcist (1973) are shown together on a centrally suspended translucent surface.
Gordon calls this piece Between Darkness and Light (After William Blake), and it’s hard to imagine a more Manichaean bill. It’s a Hollywood vision of Catholic good and evil, a match made in heaven or hell: A black-and-white inspirational, starring Jennifer Jones as the simple-minded God-intoxicated peasant girl of Lourdes, shares the screen with the once-notorious color horror flick featuring little Linda Blair possessed by Satan. It’s all happening at once, although, depending on which side of the room you choose, the sound from one movie will be slightly dominant.”
Strange juxtapositions. For the complete story, go to villagevoice.com/film/0631,hoberman,74039,20.html.