Film Series

Friedkin 70s

 
 
May 2—May 7, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
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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 master.

All films directed by William Friedkin.


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Q&A 
 

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.

 
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Film
Sorcerer
 

Four men, a truckload of nitroglycerin, and one seriously rickety rope bridge.

Thu, May 2, 2013
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Film
The Boys in the Band
 

A birthday party turns ugly in this landmark look at gay male culture.

Fri, May 3, 2013
 
 
Film
Cruising
 

Al Pacino goes undercover to catch an S&M serial killer targeting gay men.

Fri, May 3, 2013
 
 
Film
The French Connection
 

This gritty cat-and-mouse masterpiece won the Oscar for Best Picture.

Sat, May 4, 2013
 
 
Film
The Exorcist
 

A groundbreaking mix of graphic body horror and religious iconography.

Sun, May 5, 2013
 
 
Film
The Brink's Job
 

A tongue-in-cheek caper about one of the largest heists in US history.

Tue, May 7, 2013