Trailer: LEAP OF FAITH: WILLIAM FRIEDKIN ON THE EXORCIST Hits Shudder Next Month
Well, it looks like Shudder has snagged the rights to award-winning documentarian Alexandre O. Philippe’s Leap of Faith: William Friedkin on The Exorcist and will be unleashing it exclusively on the streaming platform on November 19th, 2020.
Here’s the trailer.
Described as “a lyrical and spiritual cinematic essay on The Exorcist,” it explores the 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.”
This marks the sixth documentary from Philippe who is best known for films such as 78/52: Hitchcock’s Show Scene and Memory: The Origins of Alien.
He says: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the exceptional team at Shudder to bring Leap of Faith to an audience of such savvy, passionate fans of genre cinema. Without a doubt – this is a perfect home and partnership for our film.”
Craig Engler, Shudder General Manager added: “Leap of Faith continues our commitment to bringing the best programming about horror, thriller and the supernatural to our members. Alexander has created an unparalleled look at one of the greatest horror films of all time, giving viewers direct access to William Friedkin in this can’t-miss documentary.”
Produced by Kerry Deignan Roy and executive produced by Karyn Kusama, Matt Manfredi, Phil Hay, Joey Porcelli, Randy Pharo, it streams at the Nightstream Film Festival this weekend after hosting its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival. It hits Shudder exclusively on November 19th, 2020.