This Thursday, BAMPFA will be screening films directed by William Friedkin, best known for the 1973 horror classic the Exorcist. This six films featured in this series, consist of movies released from the 1970s to the 2010s, each describe to be delving into the dark matters dwelling into the human soul, many of which featuring antiheroes who constantly finds violence, chaos, and obsession.
Opening the Friedkin film series is the 1985 film To Live and Die in L.A., a film about a Service Secret agent going after a counterfeiter following the murder of his fellow partner. The films stars Willem Dafoe, William Petersen (later of C.S.I.) and John Turturro.
Continuing through the month of September, the film series goes into the 1970, beginning with the 1971 Gene Hackman and multi-Academy Award winning film the French Connection, followed by the groundbreaking the Boys in the Band (1970), and finally the 1977 thriller Sorcerer. On September 21st (the last day of the film series), Friedkin will be in person signing copies of his new autobiography, and there will also be screening his 1980 controversial film Cruising and the 2011 film Killer Joe.
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