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 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 Adam Kempenaar to discuss his new memoir titled The Friedkin Connection.
Mr. 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 his films.
Adam Kempenaar co-founded Filmspotting and is the show's host and exec. producer. He has a B.A. in film studies and M.A. in journalism from the Univ. of Iowa, plus a B.A. in English from Grinnell College. He has co-taught four film classes at the Univ. of Chicago's Graham School and he wrote the foreword for Jon J Muth's graphic novel adaptation of Fritz Lang's classic film M.
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 first come, first served. Books may be purchased. A book signing follows.