The remarkable output of boundary-pushing auteur William Friedkin in the 1970s includes some of the biggest blockbusters of the decade, thrillers with the jolt of pure adrenaline, and controversy-courting depictions of gay culture—a nervy, restlessly experimental body of work that perfectly embodies the volatile spirit of the era.
To mark the release of his new memoir The Friedkin
Connection, BAMcinématek gathers both the era-defining
masterpieces and the under-the-radar gems of this American
All films directed by William Friedkin.
with William Friedkin
Sorcerer on May 2 and the 7pm screening of Cruising on May 3 will be followed by a Q&A with Academy Award-winning director William Friedkin, who will discuss his films and his new memoir The Friedkin Connection.
Four men, a truckload of nitroglycerin, and one seriously rickety rope bridge.
A birthday party turns ugly in this landmark look at gay male culture.
Al Pacino goes undercover to catch an S&M serial killer targeting gay men.
This gritty cat-and-mouse masterpiece won the Oscar for Best Picture.
A groundbreaking mix of graphic body horror and religious iconography.
A tongue-in-cheek caper about one of the largest heists in US history.