The Chicago Film Summit with William Friedkin

October 12, 2018 - 9:30am

Facets cordially invites you, as a special guest, to The Chicago Film Summit with William Friedkin

What: Academy Award-winning filmmaker WILLIAM FRIEDKIN in a master class for Chicago Public School students on social and restorative justice and documentary film

When: Friday, October 12, 9:30 AM – 1 PM

Where: Music Box Theatre, 3733 North Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613

Who: A great living filmmaker, William Friedkin, in a special conversation with students on documentary film, law and justice, and his first film, made to save the life of a man on death row

RSVP: To reserve seats, call Sam Kohlhaas at 773-281-9075 ext. 114 or

Details: William Friedkin, the director of French Connection, The Sorcerer, The Exorcist and To Live and Die in L.A., started his career with a documentary made to save the life of a man from death in the electric chair. The People vs. Paul Crump is an astonishing debut film, a powerful plea for justice, and a potent look at the criminal justice system. The issues raised by the film, made in 1962, resonate into today.

The master class will focus on the making of social issue documentaries, social justice, equal protection under the law, and the legal process and its relation to race.

The master class will be led by Chicago Tribune columnist and WGN Radio and TV host Rick Kogan.


10:00 – 10:30 AM: Introduction (with film clips) to William Friedkin’s work

10:30 – 11:30 AM: Screening of People vs. Paul Crump

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Master Class with William Friedkin on the film and issues raised by People vs Paul Crump led by Chicago Tribune writer and WGN Radio/TV host Rick Kogan

12:30 - 1:00 PM: Q & A

Chicago Film Summits is a series of encounters between Chicago students and working filmmakers organized by Facets, a non-profit media organization.


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