Pick for 6.15.12 – “Killer Joe”

The films of mine that I am most a fan of that I have made over the years deal with people in claustrophobic situations, like THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; it’s my favourite, and it all takes place basically in one room. About one third of THE EXORCIST takes place in one room. The Tracy Letts films that I have done are really brilliantly written, and they are about themes that I’m drawn to: paranoia and obsession. And they play out in tight spaces, not in open country, the Wild West, or even in the streets. If you look at THE FRENCH CONNECTION, even though it is shot all over New York, it is basically a claustrophobic film, these guys are locked in their own world.

-William Friedkin

LACMA Presents KILLER JOE
Rating: NC-17 | Runtime: 103 Minutes | Year: 2011 | Trailer: Joe

Friday, June 15th, 2012 | 7:30 PM
A conversation with William Friedkin precedes the screening.

Los Angeles County Museum of Arts
5905 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Parking Tips: $10 Pritzker Parking Garage (Sixth St. just East of Fairfax). After 7:00 PM, free.

Tickets

General: $13.00 | LACMA Member: $11.00

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