Guest of Honor: William Friedkin

Screening: TBA

The Friedkin Connection
The Friedkin Connection

The Chicago Critics Film Festival, presented by the Chicago Film Critics Association, is honored to welcome William Friedkin (“The Exorcist,” “The French Connection“), who will sign copies of his book, “The Friedkin Connection,” and introduce/discuss one of his most beloved films.

“The Friedkin Connection” Synopsis:

The long-awaited memoir from the Academy Award–winning director of such legendary films as The French Connection, The Exorcist, and To Live and Die in LA, The Friedkin Connection takes readers from the streets of Chicago to the suites of Hollywood and from the sixties to today, with autobiographical storytelling as fast-paced and intense as any of the auteur’s films.

William Friedkin, maverick of American cinema, offers a candid look at Hollywood, when traditional storytelling gave way to the rebellious and alternative; when filmmakers like him captured the paranoia and fear of a nation undergoing a cultural nervous breakdown.

The Friedkin Connection includes 16 pages of black-and-white photographs.

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May 12-18, 2017 at the Music Box Theatre

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