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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

Such a great deep dive into LITERALLY the scariest movie ever. I can’t express how much I love this documentary.

3 weeks ago

Friedkin literally wrote the book on this genre. Brilliant!!!

1 month ago

excellent documentary. a must for all fans of the exorcist. i really enjoyed it

1 month ago

Made me laugh and cry. Excellent!

1 month ago

Really incredible. By the end I felt like I could have sat through two more hours of it without him losing my attention.

3 months ago