– TCM to air a tribute to William Friedkin, with a marathon of his films
– The tribute will feature an interview with the director and screenings of “The Exorcist” and “The French Connection”
– The marathon will run on January 22, 2023
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is planning a special tribute to renowned film director, William Friedkin, to celebrate his remarkable career in the film industry. The tribute will be a marathon broadcast, showcasing some of Friedkin’s most well-known and influential movies, alongside an exclusive interview with the legendary director himself.
“The Exorcist,” considered one of the scariest movies ever made, and “The French Connection,” which won five Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture, are set to be included in TCM’s lineup. The tribute will also air some of Friedkin’s lesser-known but equally impressive movies, like “Sorcerer” and “Bug.” The handpicked selection of Friedkin’s films aims to provide an insight into his unique and innovative filmmaking style, which continues to inspire and influence contemporary cinema.
Friedkin, now 86 years old, expressed his gratitude for the tribute: “I’m touched and honored by this celebration of my films on TCM. It’s a true honor for me as a filmmaker to be part of the family of great directors whose films are shown on TCM.” The tribute marathon is scheduled to air on January 22, 2023, marking an occasion for film enthusiasts and Friedkin fans alike to celebrate the director’s vast and enduring contributions to cinema.