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Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 9, 2013 - Mon, May 13, 2013
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William Friedkin In Person!

THE FRIEDKIN CONNECTION: THE FILMS OF WILLIAM FRIEDKIN

May 9 - 13, 2013, at the Aero Theatre

For sheer cinematic punch, it’s hard to equal the films of director William Friedkin - THE EXORCIST, THE FRENCH CONNECTION, SORCERER and TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. are such great pleasures to watch, so downright addictive, that it’s easy to forget what a meticulous craftsman Friedkin is on every level.

A veteran of live television in the 1950s, Friedkin turned to documentary filmmaking in the mid-1960s, when he directed groundbreaking work including "THE PEOPLE VS. PAUL CRUMP" and "THE THIN BLUE LINE" - training that led to the unnerving, you-are-there realism of THE FRENCH CONNECTION and CRUISING, and the terrible beauty of THE EXORCIST and SORCERER. "What I try to do before each film is immerse myself totally in many tangential phases of that subject before I make it - so I’m literally swimming in it before I expose a frame of film," Friedkin has observed.

We’re thrilled to welcome William Friedkin to the Aero Theatre for this in-person tribute, which also includes THE BIRTHDAY PARTY and THE BOYS IN THE BAND, as well as a signing of his new book, The Friedkin Connection: A Memoir.

Series compiled by Grant Moninger and Gwen Deglise.

Aero TheatreThu, May 9, 2013 - Mon, May 13, 2013
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Films in this Series at the Aero

SOLD OUT! William Friedkin In Person!
Thu, May 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
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William Friedkin In Person!
Fri, May 10, 2013 - 7:30pm
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William Friedkin In Person! Brand New DCP! 40th Anniversary!
Sat, May 11, 2013 - 7:30pm
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Mon, May 13, 2013 - 7:30pm
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