An encounter with one of the most talented and disruptive filmmakers of New Hollywood, who lined up both huge popular successes (The French Connection, The Exorcist) and daring, edgy works (Sorcerer - a Clouzot remake - and Cruising).
The French Connection (1971, 1h44)
Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle and Buddy Russo, two narcotics cops, are hot on the trail of a French Connection ... The first R-rated film to win an Oscar for Best Picture, a legendary thriller and a highly-acclaimed classic.
Comœdia Thu. 19 at 7:15pm I Institut Lumière Fri. 20 at 9:30pm (All-nighter-1st film) I UGC Confluence Sat. 21 at 5:45pm I Pathé Vaise Sun. 22 at 3:30pm
The Exorcist (director’s cut) (1973, 2h02, -12 not admitted)
The condition of 12-year-old Regan is rapidly spinning out of control. Only Father Damien Karras seems to be able to free her from the evil inside... A monumental worldwide success that pushed the horror genre to a new apex.
Pathé Bellecour Mon.16 at 8pm I Saint-Priest Thu. 19 at 8:15pm I Institut Lumière Fri. 20 at 9:30pm (All-nighter-4th film) I Comœdia Sat. 21 at 5pm
Sorcerer (1977, 2h01)
Three men on the run end up in South America. To make money, they accept to drive a convoy of trucks full of explosives, risking their lives. A remake of Clouzot’s Wages of Fear, starring Roy Scheider and Bruno Crémer.
Comœdia Mon.16 at 4:15pm I Institut Lumière Thu. 19 at 5pm and Fri. 20 at 9:30pm (All-nighter-2nd film) I Pathé Bellecour Fri. 20 at 4:15pm
Cruising (1980, 1h42, -16 not admitted)
A young cop trying to lure a serial killer goes undercover in the NY gay scene. The experience weighs heavily on his psyche. Friedkin’s thriller leaves no one indifferent… And Al Pacino in leather S&M bars – talk about unconventional!
Cinéma Opéra Sun. 15 at 9:30pm I Lumière Terreaux Mon. 16 at 9:15pm I Comœdia Wed. 18 at 7pm I Institut Lumière Fri. 20 at 9:30pm (All-nighter-3rd film)
Meet William Friedkin
Comédie Odéon Thu. 19 at 3pm
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