The Freedom Film Society screened ‘Deliver Us From Evil‘ for a couple of dozen moviegoers last night as part of a once-a-month series at the Clearview Cinemas on White Street.

The film, an Oscar-nominated documentary by CNN producer Amy Berg, is an up-close look at Fr. Oliver O’Grady, a narcissistic Roman Catholic priest who is believed to have sexually abused hundreds of California children over two decades, and the efforts that church officials took to conceal his crimes.

Yeah, not exactly a popcorn flick.

“We’re interested in powerful, controversial films,” says FFS Chairman Richard Alter. “This one was a difficult choice. But for all the priests who are abusing, thank god there are movies like this.”

Next month’s scheduled feature is ‘Snake Hill,’ a doc about the shabby burials given over nearly a century to patients who died at a New Jersey insane asylum. That will be followed in July by “The Bet Collector.”

The series runs on the second Wednesday evening of the month at 7:30p. Admission is $8 for society members and $10 for non-members. Tickets are available through the society website and at the door.

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