LEAP OF FAITH: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

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Film Info
Country Listing:USA
Premiere Status:Canadian Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2020
Program Category:Nightvision
Film Subjects:Film & Filmmaking
Popular Culture
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Alexandre O. Philippe
Producer(s):Kerry Roy
Executive Producer(s):Karyn Kusama
Phil Hay
Matt Manfredi
Joey Porcelli
Randy Pharo
Editor(s):David Lawrence
Writer(s):Alexandre O. Philippe
Cinematography:Robert Muratore
Composer:Jon Hegel
Anthony Weeden
Sound:Leslie Gaston


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William Friedkin’s masterpiece of horror cinema, The Exorcist, shocked the world when it debuted in 1973, and has stayed relevant decades after its release. Now the legendary director sits down with Hot Docs alum Alexandre O. Philippe for a candid and thoughtful discussion of the origins of the film. Friedkin explores the filmmaking process, but also opens up about how faith and philosophy are deeply woven into his relationship with this film and storytelling in general. Archival footage and extended discussions allow us to unpack the mysteries of the enigmatic filmmaker and his great work of cinema. For film lovers, it’s a thoroughly rewarding conversation. But it’s also an enlightening look at how a piece of art manifests and a thoughtful exploration of the soul behind it. Gabor Pertic

Co-presented by Toronto After Dark Film Festival

LEAP OF FAITH: William Friedkin on THE EXORCIST, Q&A and accessible versioning presented with support from U.S. Consulate General of Toronto
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