'The Exorcist' Film Screening: A Celebration of William Friedkin
Date: Tue. April 09, 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.
The Exorcist is screened in a salute to William Friedkin's new memoir, The Friedkin Connection. Controversial and popular from the moment it opened, The Exorcist, released in 1973, endures as a defining classic that influenced movies afterward and still shocks and haunts today. The frightening and realistic tale of an innocent girl inhabited by a terrifying entity, her mother's frantic resolve to save her and two priests--one doubt-ridden, the other a rock of faith--joined in battling ultimate evil always leaves viewers breathless. Extended Director's Cut (2000 version) 132 min., DVD projection. This movie is rated R for strong language and disturbing images.
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.
Seating is available first come, first served and reservations are not required.