Friday, September 11 | 21:15 | Warszawa screening room
Screening of LEAP OF FAITH. WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST, dir. Alexandre O. Philippe, discussion with film critic Jakub Konefał, and a special midnight screening of THE EXORCIST
Movies talk about the mystery of fate or the mystery of faith, says Friedkin and points to “The Exorcist” as an example of the second variety as he dramatically recounts incredible stories about the creative process and odd coincidences on and off the set. Was this film actually possessed? How was the horror classic actually made? There’s no one better to answer these questions than the author himself, William Friedkin, and horror fan and scholar Jakub Konefał. Do you feel like watching the film again after such an impressive introduction? We’ll start screening “The Exorcist” exactly at midnight!
Sebastian Jakub Konefał, PhD — Adjunct of the Institute of Cultural Studies at the University of Gdańsk. Author, co-author, and editor of numerous books, including “Corpus Futuri. Literackie i filmowe wizerunki postludzi” (2013), “Strefy mroku: groza w kulturze audiowizualnej” (2017) and “Anatomia wyobraźni” (2014).
Przemek Rydzewski — co-founder and coordinator of the Tri-City edition of Millennium Docs Against Gravity, co-organizer of the Gdynia Literary Prize and its affiliated festival, Miasto Słowa.