Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on the Exorcist

Saturday, October 21 - Tuesday, October 24, 2023

A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on THE EXORCIST, LEAP OF FAITH explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography as told by the man himself.

“There aren’t many filmmakers that could hold down this kind of intensive conversation and deserve this kind of space: Moreover, there are few films that can handle this kind of deconstruction 47 years after release.” – Richard Whittaker, The Austin Chronicle

Screening as part of our retrospective William Friedkin: Fate and Faith.

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  • Country USA
  • Year 2019
  • Running Time 104 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Shudder
  • Director Alexandre O. Philippe
  • Cast William Friedkin
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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