The Way of the Wicked

Director: Christine Vachon
Screenwriters: Christine Vachon

Institute History

  • 1990 Sundance Film Festival


The Way of the Wicked is a film laced with personal recollections of the images and rituals of Catholicism. It takes us on a fantastic odyssey where two women race to stop a young girl from biting the Host at her First Holy Communion. Somehow they are informed of this very real possibilitiy, somehow they know in exactly which church to find this ten-year-old, and somehow these women are a flesh-and-blood version of the two male angels in Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire.

— Alberto Garcia

Screening Details

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