William Friedkin: 'The Friedkin Connection'
Date: Tue. April 16, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Harold Washington Library Center
Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State Street
About this event:
The Chicago Public Library presents a mini-festival celebrating acclaimed film director William Friedkin.
William Friedkin, the Academy Award-winning director of films including The French Connection, The Exorcist and To Live and Die in LA, joins us to discuss his new memoir titled The Friedkin Connection.
This long-awaited memoir 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.
With The Friedkin Connection, Mr. Friedkin 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.
In addition to this program, join us on April 3 for a screening of The French Connection and on April 9 for The Exorcist.
Seating is available first come, first served and reservations are not required. Books are available for purchase and the author will autograph books at the conclusion of the program.