Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

Directed by Alexandre O. Philippe

A lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist, Leap of Faith explores the uncharted depths of William Friedkin’s mind’s eye, the nuances of his filmmaking process, and the mysteries of faith and fate that have shaped his life and filmography as told by the man himself. The film marks the sixth feature documentary from Alexandre O. Philippe (78/52, Memory: The Origins of Alien), continuing his thoughtful analysis of iconic genre films. A SHUDDER ORIGINAL.

In a striking documentary, William Friedkin explores the inspirations, production and legacy of THE EXORCIST.

Cast: William Friedkin

Member Reviews

Very cool for fans of the film, but at the end of the day it's essentally 100 minutes of William Friedkin blowing himself.

H.B.
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4 hours ago

absolutely powerful

jmf1962
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6 days ago

Superb. Riveting exploration.

Cruelgarden
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2 weeks ago

I just watched this documentary again. A must watch for fans of The Exorcist. Far better than any DVD commentary by Friedkin

zstahlman
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2 weeks ago

I love this film and I love Billy Friedken. He's so forthcoming when being interviewed and provides such great insights into his craft. Absolute legend.

somesunnyday
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3 weeks ago